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We’ve all seen these types of articles before: “If you’re major was a drink” or “Your major as a gif”. No matter how many times I see one of these articles, I always want to read it. I think it is just human nature to want to know what someone else thinks of us or the group that we identify with. That being said I wanted to try my hand at making one of my own. I apologize if your major is not listed below, it is a very condensed list.

Psychology – American English Coonhound

Courtesy: Pet Guide

     The Psychology major is laid back. It’s the major you pick if you don’t know what you want your major to be. I haven’t met a psych major that isn’t sociable or up to talk to you about the disorder you potentially have. The psych major is the American English Coonhound, a dog that is just as mellow and does just as well in social settings.

Breed Traits: Sweet, Mellow, Sociable

English – French Bulldog

Courtesy: WB French Bulldogs  

The English major is creative. Unlike math, there is seldom an answer that can’t be argued. English majors live in shades of gray as opposed to black and white. They are witty and have a great command of grammar and the English language. This is why the English major is the French Bulldog. The French Bulldog is very adaptable to its environment much in the same way that an English major has to apply the same rules to different situations.

Breed Traits: Adaptable, Playful, Smart

Engineering – Pointer

Courtesy: American Kennel Club

The Engineering major and the Pointer are one in the same. Engineers have one of the most difficult and time-consuming majors. The struggle that engineers face every day makes them very even-tempered people. They have to anticipate their project not working on the day that it needs to or having to sift through hours of code for their one mistake. The Pointer is also a very hard-working and loyal dog breed. They are not overly hyper dogs, but they are even-tempered as well.

Breed Traits: Loyal, Hard-working, Even-tempered

Business – Chihuahua

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The Business major’s dog breed is the Chihuahua. You either hate them or you love them. While they are cute and charming, they can also be extremely sassy dogs. The business major struts around in their business casual looks that they are required to wear for class and never fail to let you know that they are a business major. In the same way that the Chihuahua yelps, business majors like to go on and on about their major.

Breed Traits: Charming, Graceful, Sassy

History – Chow Chow

Courtesy: Vet Street

The history major spends a lot of time reading and studying. They have sharp minds that are suited to remember little detail after little detail. The history major also has a lot of knowledge but the kind of knowledge that people don’t really care about. Most people don’t realize how hard a history course is until they have to take one. This is why the history major’s dog breed is the Chow Chow. The Chow Chow is very bright and serious-minded.

Breed Traits: Bright, dignified, serious-minded

Fashion – Maltese

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I think this one is a little self- explanatory. The Maltese is a cute, charming, and put together dog breed. They are shown off by their owners who are usually women. This is why the Maltese breed is the most similar to the fashion major. You might not think fashion is a real major but you have to admit those men and women know style, are charming and are always put together.

Breed Traits: Playful, Gentle, Charming

Philosophy – Golden retriever

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The philosophy major can best be described as devoted. I don’t know if any of y’all have ever read a philosophical text but they make no sense. I have serious respect for the people who can read through that and understand what it’s saying. That is why the philosophy major is the Golden Retriever.  The Golden is extremely intelligent and like the philosophy major is extremely devoted as well. 

Breed Traits: Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted

Chemistry/ Biology – Rat terrier

Courtesy: K9 Research Lab

We all know someone majoring in Bio or Chem. We know their lives are stressful and they spend the majority of their time doing school work. These people are in their major because they want to learn about what makes up the world around us. The Bio and Chem majors are most similar to the Rat Terrier. The Rat Terrier has to know what’s going on around him. He loves to explore and know what’s happening. He also is an energetic and hyper dog. While I wouldn’t call Chem and Bio majors hyper I would say that they are usually hyped up on their caffeinated beverage of choice.

Breed Traits: Friendly, Inquisitive, Lovable

I hope that you got a good laugh from this article. It was so much fun searching through dog breeds and learning a little bit about them. It took every bit of my strength to not adopt one as I was writing this. So I hope y’all enjoyed it and can see the resemblances. 

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