I have like 12 pages of cut and paste blurbs. Course number, section, and number of seats available in class, as well as restrictions. I'm e-mailing the head of chem tonight to beg to talk to him. I'm leaning a bit away from "fast and dirty" to "technical skills". The chem calls me with it's promises of applicability. So what if it's hard, it coos, it has the potential to change the world. Industrial chem, learn the secrets of the giants, inorganic chem, polymer chem, material chem, shape the products of society, the door to invention can open.
The bio is calling too. I hold the natural world in much reverence, yet I am still ignorant of ecocology, botany, ect. Biologists do make a living, and I do like slogging through the mud and running samples. Plants and animals are bent to industrial whim, and there is coin falling to drive the industry's research.