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Whats the best major for non native English speakers?

BerserkeleyBerserkeley Alum Member
edited August 2022 in Off-topic 43 karma

I was just wondering if there was any specific major that you would recommend to non-native English speakers?

What major?
  1. What major for ESL speakers who want to pursue a law degree30 votes
    1. Philosophy -
    2. English
    3. Sociology
    4. GO STEM
    5. Your major doesnt matter


  • Matt SorrMatt Sorr Monthly Member
    1777 karma

    Don't choose a major solely because you think it'll boost your odds in admissions. Law schools care far more about your GPA and LSAT score than what your major was. Choose a major you want to pursue and that you think you can do well in.

  • PlsnologicPlsnologic Alum Member
    113 karma

    I’m an ESL and I did my undergrad in philosophy, loved it.

  • Cant Get RightCant Get Right Alum Member Sage 🍌
    27377 karma

    Pick what’s interesting to you. No major is going to give you a huge edge on the LSAT, and even if it would, I think that would not be a great basis for picking your major.

    That said, I studied English literature. I liked it. I was really interested in it. I was good at it. My interest in it helped me to dig deep. Going deep helped me hone my analytical and critical thinking skills. That’s what you should be looking for in a major, I think. Study what you’re interested in. Attach to something you can work on with passion. That’s how you pick a major. And whatever that is for you will be your best major for the LSAT.

    And while you’re filling out your electives, take advantage of some English classes. Not English literature, but actual English language. Grammar and syntax and diagramming sentences and that kind of thing. A logic 101 class can also be useful!

  • clarce098clarce098 Member
    edited October 2022 2 karma

    Marketing sounds like marketing to me. I've always had a problem with languages. Not even in the sense that I don't know them. I know some in an oral form. But to write something beautiful, like an essay or a paper, I'm unlikely to be able to. The grammar is already lame. I remember that I was looking for someone write my essay for me because every language has its own specific rules and I'm confused. I understood that the experts will do the job much better.

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