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1,514 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by shaun54

If somebody were to tell you they were getting a BS degree in Chemistry would you automatically assume they were smarter than average?
Or what if they said Biology or some other science of that nature.


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17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 10/21/04 - 7:00:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I might think they were smarter than average in Chemistry, but not necessarily in everything else. For example I do very well in English and the Social Sciences but I am terrible at things like Algebra.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 10/21/04 - 7:03:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
No anyone can go to college and recieve a degree if they have the money and the dirve....i would assume that they have money and motivation
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 10/21/04 - 7:05:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I may automatically assume they were a bit more dedicated to their studies than the average bear.... but as far as being smarter, I agree with JazzBaby...

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 10/21/04 - 7:26:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't think they were any better or smarter than me, just a little crazier for majoring in Chemistry, lol.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 10/21/04 - 7:46:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
My dad has a BS in chemistry, but I'm smarter than him in certain areas.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 5:09:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
They may be smarter in that one field but i wouldn't say overall.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 5:11:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
a bullpoo degree?? lol
you don't say BSc in the states? oh too many jokes...
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 7:20:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hate chemistry. The chemistry courses I had to take for my major were nightmares.
To sum it up, I'd dislike the person who's getting the degree in chemistry!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 7:26:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only if they were cranking out the MDMA... now that is an impressive use of a chemistry degree.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 9:31:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'd be more keen to thinking they were just good at scientific thinking, and probably also fooled into thinking they were smart. this seems to be the trend with such science enthusiasts i know.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 11:02:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
My friend Josh is majoring in Chemical Engineering, now that's smart right there!
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 11:03:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've known some dumb CEs.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 10/22/04 - 11:26:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Chemistry is tough, so yeah.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 10/23/04 - 1:09:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
i would yes
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 10/23/04 - 1:11:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. I sucked at chemistry, but was excellent in English.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 10/23/04 - 1:34:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I would assume that they were interested in science.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 1:12:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd think that they were very brave, i'd never do Chemistry as a degree, but i'm going for med school though so can't really say anything myself
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 7:10:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, not really, maybe in only chemistry theyd be alot smarter.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 10:38:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I know one chem student and he isn't smarter than average. Esspecially if they were only working on a degree. Anyone can work for a chalenging degree, but it wouldn't matter if they couldn't get it.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 11/4/04 - 2:06:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
they may be smarter in that particular field, but not in general no. there is a good chance they are quite hard workers though
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 11/4/04 - 10:21:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Getting a degree in chemistry? No, yes they are smarter than average. But I am still smarter. I already have a degree in physics and I'm going for another. Chemistry is physics without thought. Mathematics is physics without purpose.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 11/5/04 - 11:23:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 11/5/04 - 12:15:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutly, that's a really tough thing to do.
17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 11/5/04 - 12:30:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
SachsMachine: Very funny. But I'd say Physics is Chemistry looking for an application.

Actually, I think BioChemistry is harder. When I went for BioChem, I had to take every course required by both Chemistry and Biology majors (which includes all but one required math course for math major).

17 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 11/5/04 - 12:36:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Doesn't it depend on their grade? I knew someone who took a BSc degree, but didn't work hard enough for it. That doesn't make a person smart. If they have done well however, I'd say they're smart as far as that subject goes and because of the choices they made.

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