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Anyway, a question for those who know more about careers than me (career uni bums gtfo).
I'm tossing up between the Earth Science and Geography (physical) majors for my BSc. These courses overlap so much you'd think it wouldn't matter but there are differences and due to pissy rules I'm not allowed to double major in both, which is infuriating.
Now yes I know physical geography is light geology blah blah but it also encompasses a lot more of the environment above the ground, which I'm very interested in, along with the underground stuff. Looking through paper options the Earth Science degree focuses on the lithosphere and athsenoeoeoeoephere (try saying that without a lisp). Earth Science also has this unhealthy obsession with soil sciences, which are boring and stupid and need to go die in a fire. I really don't like parts of this amalgamation of geology fields and other random things under one degree. Too much agricultural science crossover for my liking.
I'm leaning towards geography because I love landforms (especially volcanoes, caves and glaciers) and finding out what they're made of, how they got there, etc. I'm also fascinated by historical environments. In fact I'm probably one of the few humans rooting for another Ice Age in our lifetime (even though it's impossible) .
Earth Science, apart from stupid dirt, seems to focus too heavily on what's underground for my liking.
Anyway, thoughts on what degree would be best? I know this counts out volcanology as a career, but glaciers are still open and if there is a field in studying landforms on other planets, I'm in (with a trail of big letters next to my name if I want a chance). But studying volcanoes would be cool.
In short, geography involves the surface with bits of underground and bits of sky, and earth science involves underground with bits of surface, and I can't choooooose.