It is time to start registration for next year’s fall Semester. The real thing her for me is I do have some decisions to make about specific directions for my degree. The nice thing is I think if I bust my butt next year my last year can be pretty smooth sailing. If I am doing my homework correctly I have the following left to do: 1 science course (no lab), 1 Accounting Class, 2 Economics Classes, 1 Class called Social Aspects of GIS (basically geography, sociology and computers), 1 Global Awareness class, 8 Political Science Classes (1 is my internship and 1 is my capstone project), 1 Sociology Class, 1 Social Awareness Class, 5 Classes of another area of specialization. Total: 21 classes. If you take out the internship which will most likely be in the summer, 20 classes. The capstone projects is not really a class either so much as a project that needs to be done. 19 classes. I could do this is in three semesters but I doubt all the classes would be available the same semester the last year so my plan is four semesters with a summer for an internship.
The big issue for me is the five classes where I will be focused on an area of specialization. Last Semester I was looking at Legal Law as a way to get ready for law school. I was sitting in a class earlier this semester and the professor made the remake that he too had been a Political Science major headed for Law school but as he talked to lawyers he could not find a happy one. He switched his focus to academia and became a professor of philosophy. Now I do not know about philosophy or even being a professor but I do understand the desire to be happy. So I have eight specializations to choose from: Business Law, Criminal Justice, Communications, Legal Law, Social Work, Television Production, Economics or Management.
We are going to eliminate Business Law, Legal Law, Criminal Justice and Social Work. The first three because it involves the legal system which would be no fun for me and Social Work on general libertarian principles. That leaves Communications, Television Production, Economics and Management. I am going to eliminate Economics because the subject really has no interest for me. Communications might work out OK as this is kind of the block I already live on, so I could connect it to ministry pretty easy. Management has some of the same issues and advantaged as communications. Management also looks good on a resume if you are looking to be a city manager or something similar. This leaves Television Production which has one great appeal to me which is doing something new. That said I think Management keeps my degree very flexible and offers more for future employment.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…Any Help?
Blessings and Cheers!!!