Looking for advice on choosing a major. My plebe DS is taking KP100?, which is supposed to help him decide, but I have my doubts. My nephew, his cousin, graduated deck in '03 and is doing well. He has repeated the scary stuff about how hard Engineering is, and I'm not sure if its that, but my son has always thought he'd want deck. But DS seems to be good in math and science, without much studying it seems, and so I'm wondering if he's wasting some talent he may have, and what may be more opportunities for employment after graduation, by dismissing Engineering. He agreed to preliminarily choose Engineering his first trimester, so I guess he has until October when he has to choose. Even though I've asked him to keep an open mind, and I don't think he's struggling with his classes, every time I ask about his major, he says he's changing to deck. At parents weekend, I tried to see as much of the "Engineering side" as I could. Although I know what I saw was very limited, I came away with the feeling that unless you're a real "motor head", Engineering is not for you. I remember showing some friends the catalog, they noted the pix of the below waterline operations looked like scenes from "Dirty Jobs". So my experience so far has reinforced my initial point of view of why would anyone want to work below the waterline? Hot, noisy, can't see where you're going... So maybe my question is, what is the down side of choosing deck? Any advice helping to decide between the two would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.