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Advice on triple majoring.


User: Jackhall197 - 30 January 2018 07:36

Hi all.

I know this is mainly for postgrads, but I really need some advice.
I'm deciding whether or not to do a triple major in psychology, neuroscience and computer science.

I've always wanted to be a neuroscientist and psychologist so my plans were always to do two masters.
I would've graduated this year, after 3 years, with a major in psychology and neuroscience. And my plans were to Finnish my second masters when I was 27.
Now with the computer science major included it will take me 5 years to get the same degree, but with a triple major. This means I will only be finishing my second masters when I'm 29.

My plans are still the same in the way that I want to be a neuroscientist and psychologist.
The computer science will only be for myself as I've always wanted to be able to code and think it will benefit my career in the future.

I'm just scared that giving up extra two years to do this is not the way to go.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

User: TreeofLife - 31 January 2018 13:11

I don't see what difference two years make either way? So you're super qualified at 29 instead of 27? Ok cool.

User: pm133 - 01 February 2018 12:41

Quote From Jackhall197:
Hi all.

I know this is mainly for postgrads, but I really need some advice.
I'm deciding whether or not to do a triple major in psychology, neuroscience and computer science.

I've always wanted to be a neuroscientist and psychologist so my plans were always to do two masters.
I would've graduated this year, after 3 years, with a major in psychology and neuroscience. And my plans were to Finnish my second masters when I was 27.
Now with the computer science major included it will take me 5 years to get the same degree, but with a triple major. This means I will only be finishing my second masters when I'm 29.

My plans are still the same in the way that I want to be a neuroscientist and psychologist.
The computer science will only be for myself as I've always wanted to be able to code and think it will benefit my career in the future.

I'm just scared that giving up extra two years to do this is not the way to go.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

You don't need to spend two years learning how to program computers. Teach yourself in your spare time. If you have some ability you should be able to do this in two or three month. Get a decent book for the language you want to learn.
A safer bet would be to check the job or PhD job specs for the areas you are interested in and let that guide your choice.




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