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More Sensible Career Tracks for University Majors

by BellaDovah Posted 16th Jun 2020 at 2:48 AM - Updated 3rd Feb 2021 at 12:34 AM by BellaDovah : New Version
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Update 3rd Feb 2021:
Fixed both versions so that they now actually do what was originally described. I realised that Business, Science, and Military Careers were incorrect - now the correct majors boost them as described.

Update 9th Jan 2021:
Added a new version which is the same as the original except now any/every major boosts the Education Career (except custom majors).

Some of the 'ideal career tracks' for University majors never made sense to me so I decided to make my own mod to tweak them. Some have relevant careers removed, some have relevant careers added, and some have both! Overall I think this makes the way that Majors and Careers are related more logical and now only relevant subjects will help career performance. Many relevant links have been made such as Biology helping towards science and many irrelevancies have been removed such as Political Science helping towards Show Business. Furthermore, no majors help towards the Criminal or Slacker career tracks as I don't think it makes sense for these to benefit from academic pursuit. Lastly, I believe that this mod also makes it so that University is no longer a requirement for any career track, so anyone without a degree could begin the Natural Scientist Career at level 1, for example.

Here is the new list of Ideal Careers for each Major...
Architecture, Artist, Culinary, Journalism, Slacker
Medicine, Natural Scientist, Oceanography, +Science, Education, Law Enforcement
Athletic, Dance, Entertainment, Show Business, +Journalism, +Music, Politics
Business, Politics, Music, Intelligence, Show Business
Artist, Law, Military, Politics, +Adventurer, +Paranormal
Adventurer, Entertainment, Music, Show Business, +Journalism, Criminal, Slacker
Architecture, Gamer, Criminal, Natural Scientist, Science
Culinary, Journalism, Paranormal, +Education, Slacker
Gamer, Science, +Architecture, +Military, Medicine, Paranormal
Political Science:
Intelligence, Law, Military, Politics, +Business, +Journalism, +Law Enforcement, Show Business
Education, Intelligence, Law, Law Enforcement, Paranormal, Business

Here is the new list of helpful Majors for each Career...
Adventurer: Literature, +History
Architecture: Art, Mathematics, +Physics
Artist: Art, History
Athletic: Drama
Business: Economics, +Political Science, Psychology
Criminal: Literature, Maths
Culinary: Art, Philosophy
Dance: Drama
Education: Psychology, +Philosophy, Biology
Entertainment: Drama, Literature
Gamer: Maths, Physics
Intelligence: Political Science, Psychology, Economics
Journalism: Philosophy, +Drama, +Literature, +Political Science, Art
Law: History, Political Science, Psychology
Law Enforcement: Psychology, +Political Science, Biology
Medicine: Biology, Physics
Military: History, Political Science, +Physics
Music: Literature, +Drama, Economics
Natural Scientist: Biology, Maths
Oceanography: Biology
Paranormal: Philosophy, Psychology, +History, Physics
Politics: Economics, History, Political Science, Drama
Science: Physics, +Biology, Maths
Show Business: Drama, Literature, Economics, Political Science
Slacker: Art, Literature, Philosophy

I know there are a few mods out there that do a similar thing but I never found one that was quite right for me so I made my own version. Please leave a Thanks if you like it

Additional Credits: SimPE Phaenoh's Guide on How To: Linking Your Custom Career To Maxis Majors

Thank you to lauratje86 for their 'Major-Career Linkage Mod' and Phaenoh for their '-Uni Major Revamp- Realistic Major to Career Linking' for inspiring me to make this mod.

This is a multi-part download:

Choose 1 file, don't install both at the same time. The 'Education' version is the same as the original version except it makes it so that any/every major boosts the Education Career.

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Type: Fixed Global Mods

Tags: #uni, #university, #college, #major, #degree, #career, #subject, #career track, #sensible, #logical, #overhaul, #change, #edit, #tweak