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Picked upload! Maxis Match Majors - University Majors to Match all Maxis-Made Careers

by charleeheart Posted 26th Mar 2009 at 3:42 PM - Updated 5th Jun 2009 at 8:01 PM by charleeheart
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This download is a custom major. This means that you will need the MajorsMadeEasier mod by FrikaC installed in order to use the download in your game.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I finally got frustrated trying to figure out which Maxis University major linked to which Maxis career, and some of them just didn't make sense anyway (majoring in Drama to become an Athlete? Really?). So here's a fix for those of us who have better things to do than clicking through all the options to find the right career when declaring a major. Better things to do, like actually playing the game.

There are a total of 25 Maxis-Made careers and I've created a University major for each one of them, each with the same title and icon as the career, so picking the right one is easy. For each major, I cloned the Maxis major that linked to the correct career. All my majors have unique GUID's, and will not overwrite any other major in the game.

I mostly only changed the names and class titles and left the rest of the Maxis-made content alone when I cloned each major (and for the Artist major, I didn't even change the class titles from Maxis Art major... I kind of thought they were close enough to count. ). As much as I like to get in and change things around to my own liking, the idea behind leaving most of the Maxis-made content as-is was to ensure that each major would link as closely to the correct career as Maxis original majors were designed to do.

I did change some of the class times to coincide with each other, so that Science students and Natural Science students who take some of the same classes will be scheduled at the same time, and so that Education students won't be doing Child Care and Student Teaching at 10:00 at night! I also changed the number of hours students attend classes every day for some of the semesters. I hate the 3-hour classes, because my Young Adult Sims always have lots of other things to do besides wasting that extra hour in class. So each semester, the classes should only be 2 hours instead of jumping to 3 for some semesters, the way Maxis made the majors.

I've bundled the majors according to base game and expansion pack, so you can download the right ZIP(s) for the EP's you have.

To select these majors, or any other custom major, use FrikaC's Majors Made Easier.

*Bonus*
For those Young Adult Sims who intend to open their own businesses when they graduate instead of getting jobs in the standard career tracks, I've included my Business Management Major.

******
BASE GAME:

Athletics
The practice of athletic exercises; the principles of athletic training
cloned from Drama
linked careers: Entertainment, Dance, Athletics, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, body, logic, creativity
GUID: 0x0042CB2F

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Get in Shape!: Establishing a Daily Workout Routine
2. You Are What You Eat: Nutrition for Health and Fitness

Sophomore
1. The Quest for Olympia: The History of Competitive Sports
2. Games People Play: Modern Competitive Sports

Junior
1. There is No "I" in "Team": Team Dynamics
2. MVP: Standing Out in the Crowd

Senior
1. Senior Project: Join the Team!
2. Senior Project: Assistant Coach

======

Business
Business organization and procedures
cloned from Economics
linked careers: Music, Intelligence, Business, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, creativity, logic, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB30

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Lying Vs. "Padding": The Professional Resume
2. Headhunters: You're Not Just for Dinner Anymore

Sophomore
1. The Trade Show: Showcasing Yourself, Your Product, and Your Company
2. Flying Busniess Class: The Out-Of-Town Business Conference

Junior
1. The Watercooler: Interoffice Dynamics
2. Being "The Manager", not "The Boss": Effective People Management

Senior
1. Advanced BrownNosing: Climbing the Corporate Ladder
2. From Cubicle to Office with a View: Rising Above the Ranks

======

Criminal
The nature of crime
cloned from Mathematics
linked careers: Gamer, Architecture, Criminal, Natural Scientist, Science
focused skills: logic, cleaning, creativity, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB31

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Rule #1: Don't Get Caught
2. "Where's My Wallet?": The Simple Pickpocket

Sophomore
1. Counterfeiting: "Making" Money
2. Smuggling: Avoiding Customs Inspection

Junior
1. Hacking: Computer Skills Required
2. Confidence: The "Con" in Con Artist

Senior
1. Conspiracy: Working as a Team
2. Organized Crime: This Thing of Ours

======

Culinary
The art of taking a group of random ingredients and creating a masterpiece for the tastebuds.
cloned from Art
linked careers: Journalism, Architecture, Artist, Culinary, Slacker
focused skills: cooking, cleaning, creativity, body
GUID: 0x0042CB19


Class Lists
Freshman
1. Zap It! Microwave Meals for College Students
2. Keep it Clean: Food Station Sanitation

Sophomore
1. Meat & Potatoes: Basic Meal Composition
2. Sweet Tooth: Pies and Pastries

Junior
1. Tools of the Trade: Use the Right Pan
2. From Dishwasher to Head Chef: Roles in the Professional Kitchen

Senior
1. Rules of Engagement: Health Code Compliance
2. Open for Business: Opening Your Restaurant

======

Law Enforcement
The noble occupation of ensuring obedience to the laws
cloned from Psychology
linked careers: Law, Education, Intelligence, Business, Law Enforcement, Paranormal
focused skills: logic, cleaning, creativity, charisma
GUID: 0x0042CB32

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Not Like You See on TV: COPS in Real Life
2. Tools of the Trade: Taser, Mace, and 9mm

Sophomore
1. Criminal vs. Civil: What is a Crime?
2. Corporate Criminology: Embezzlement, Insider Trading, and other White Collar Crimes

Junior
1. Scene of the Crime: Preserving Evidence
2. Location! Location! Location! Guide to Doughnut Shops in the Greater SimCity Area

Senior
1. Target Practice: Weapons Certification
2. Senior Project: Ride-Alongs

======

Medicine
The art of healing
cloned from Biology
linked careers: Education, Oceanography, Law Enforcement, Medicine, Natural Scientist
focused skills: logic, cleaning, body, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB2D

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Them Bones, Them Bones: Basic Anatomy
2. Health Maintenance: The "H" and "M" in HMO

Sophomore
1. Not Like You See On TV: Emergency Medicine
2. Cover Your Mouth When You Cough: Illnesses, Diseases, and Chronic Conditions

Junior
1. Specialization: Obstetrics, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics
2. Getting Your License: Board Certification Requirements

Senior
1. Field Work: Medical Examiner's Office
2. Field Work: Free Clinic Volunteer

======

Military
The defenders of freedom
cloned from History
linked careers: Law, Artist, Military, Politics
focused skills: logic, creativity, charimsa, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB33

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Introduction to Army Leadership
2. Health and Physical Fitness

Sophomore
1. Principles of War
2. Military Operations and Tactics

Junior
1. Law of War
2. Weapons

Senior
1. Cultural Awareness
2. Post and Installation Support

======

Politics
The science and art of political government
cloned from Political Science
linked careers: Law, Intellegence, Military, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, cleaning, creativity, body
GUID: 0x0042CB34

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Civics: Government Structure
2. "Someone Really Ought to Do Something": Answering the Call to Public Service

Sophomore
1. "This Message Paid For By...": Fundraising
2. Advanced Mudslinging: Campaigning

Junior
1. "Trust Me": Fostering Constituant Confidence
2. Incumbancy: Getting Re-Elected

Senior
1. Field Work: Observing City Hall
2. Senior Project: Running for Student Government

======

Science
A branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws
cloned from Physics
linked careers: Gamer, Medicine, Paranormal, Science
focused skills: mechanical, cleaning, creativity, logic
GUID: 0x0042CB35

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Life Science
2. Physical Science

Sophomore
1. Biology
2. Chemistry

Junior
1. Physics
2. Astronomy

Senior
1. Field Work: Museum of Natural History
2. Field Work: Archeological Dig

======

Slacker
Don't worry, be happy
cloned from Philosophy
linked careers: Journalism, Culinary, Paranormal, Slacker
focused skills: logic, creativity, charisma, cooking
GUID: 0x0042CB36

Class Lists
Freshman
1. "This is Work?": Making Your Living Having Fun
2. Easy and Fun vs. Difficult and Demanding: Jobs to Look For, Jobs to Avoid

Sophomore
1. The Candy Rack: Gas Stations and Convenience Stores
2. Know Your Tunes: Record Stores and Party DJing

Junior
1. Picture This: Photograpy and Digital Photo Editing
2. Let's Go to the Movies: Film Editing

Senior
1. Freelancing: Set Your Own Hours
2. Professional Party Guest: Get Paid to Party!

======

UNIVERSITY:

Artist
What better pursuit than to devote one's life to the pursuit of the beautiful or thought provoking? While the disciplines are diverse indeed, all artists are brought together with one goal: creation.
cloned from Art
linked careers: Journalism, Architecture, Artist, Culinary, Slacker
focused skills: creativity, charisma, mechanical, cooking
GUID: 0x0042CB2E

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Stick Figures: Lowering the Bar
2. Life Drawing: An Excuse to See Naked People

Sophomore
1. Underwater Basket Weaving: Art Meets Fitness
2. Oil Painting and Other Ways to Poison Oneself

Junior
1. Art History 1: Artists You'll Never be as Good As
2. Art History 2: Artists You're Already Way Better Than

Senior
1. Impressionism and other Blurry Movements
2. Conceptual Art: No, Really. It's Art

======

Natural Scientist
A naturalistic approach to the study of the universe
cloned from Biology
linked careers: Education, Oceanography, Law Enforcement, Medicine, Natural Scientist
focused skills: logic, cleaning, body, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB3F

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Life Science
2. Earth Science

Sophomore
1. Biology
2. Botany

Junior
1. Entomology
2. Ecology

Senior
1. Field Work: Museum of Natural History
2. Field Work: Archeological Dig

======

Paranormal
The truth is somewhere
cloned from Philosophy
linked careers: Journalism, Culinary, Paranormal, Slacker
focused skills: logic, creativity, charisma, cooking
GUID: 0x0042CB40

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Beyond Scientific Explanation: Exploring the Unseen World
2. "Prove It": Answering the Skeptics

Sophomore
1. Zombie Culture: Achieving Immortality
2. The Lonely Existence: No Kissing for Bigfoot

Junior
1. Understanding Special Needs: PlantSims Need Light, Vampires Don't
2. Cross-Pollination DNA: Alien Genes are Dominant, Werewolf Genes Aren't

Senior
1. Field Work: Join a Ghost Hunt
2. Field Work: Get Abducted by Aliens!

======

Show Business
There's no business like show business!
cloned from Drama
linked careers: Entertainment, Dance, Athletics, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, creativity, logic, body
GUID: 0x0042CB41

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Credits and Headshots: Putting Together a Professional Portfolio
2. The Professional Coach: Vocal, Acting, Modeling

Sophomore
1. The First Audition
2. The Call-Back

Junior
1. "There Are No Small Parts": The Role of the Supporting Cast
2. "I'm Ready For My Close-Up": Your Name Above the Credits

Senior
1. Senior Project: Local Auditions
2. Senior Project: Participate in a Local Production

======

SEASONS:

Adventurer
Risk, chance, fortune, luck
cloned from Literature
linked careers: Music, Adventurer, Entertainment, Criminal, Show Business, Slacker
focused skills: creativity, body, charisma, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB3C

Class Lists
FRESHMAN
1. Dress the Part: A Versatile and Durable Wardrobe
2. From Quicksand to Fire Ants: Evading Dangerous Situations

SOPHOMORE
1. Eyeball Soup and Monkey Brains: Surviving Local Cuisine
2. Keep Your Head in Headhunting Territory: Surviving Local Customs

JUNIOR
1. "When In Rome...": Blending In
2. The Femme Fatale: Don't Fall for a Pretty Face

SENIOR
1. Think Fast!: In a Tight Spot, Improvise
2. "Looting vs. "Recovering": Respecting Cultural History

======

Education
The science and art of teaching
cloned from Biology
linked careers: Education, Oceanography, Law Enforcement, Medicine, Natural Scientist
focused skills: logic, creativity, charisma, cleaning
GUID: 0x0042CB2B

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Early Child Development: A Good Start
2. Learning Styles: Education as an Interactive Experience

Sophomore
1. Elementary Education: Giving a Good Foundation for Learning
2. Secondary Education: Fostering a Life-long Love of Learning

Junior
1. Special Education: Special Teaching for Special Kids
2. Advanced Placement: Accelerated Learning

Senior
1. Senior Project: Daycare
2. Senior Project: Student Teaching

======

Gamer
In pursuit of a top score
cloned from Physics
linked careers: Gamer, Medicine, Paranormal, Science
focused skills: mechanical, cleaning, creativity, logic
GUID: 0x0042CB3D

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Level 1: PC vs. Game Console
2. Level 2: Game Controller vs. Keyboard and Mouse

Sophomore
1. Level 3: Role-Playing vs. Simulation
2. Level 4: Action vs. Adventure

Junior
1. Level 5: Multi-Player and Online Play
2. Level 6: Customizing Game Play

Senior
1. Level 7: Cheat Codes
2. Level 8: Game Over!

======

Journalism
A course of study preparing students for careers in reporting, writing, and editing for newspapers and magazines
cloned from Philosophy
linked careers: Journalism, Culinary, Paranormal, Slacker
focused skills: logic, creativity, charisma, cooking
GUID: 0x0042CB3E

Class Lists
Freshman
1. The Written Word: History of Mass Communication
2. Freedom of the Press: Mass Media in Society

Sophomore
1. In Black and White: News Coverage of Racial Issues
2. Tonight at Eleven: Broadcast News

Junior
1. To the Editor: Fundamentals of Writing and Editing
2. Breaking the Silence: Fighting Censorship

Senior
1. Senior Project: Student Newspaper
2. Senior Project: Literary Magazine

======

Law
All the rules, regulations, and policies that keep our society civilized
cloned from History
linked careers: Law, Military, Artist, Politics
GUID: 0x0042CB22
focused skills: charisma, logic, creativity, mechanical

Class Lists
Freshman
1. A Foundation to Build On: Historic Legal Documents
2. Lothario vs Crumplebottom: Historic Legal Precidents

Sophomore
1. Irreconcilable Differences: Family Law
2. Advanced Ambulance Chasing: Personal Injury

Junior
1. Hostile Takeover: Corporate Law
2. Rights and Copyrights: Intellectual Property

Senior
1. Field Work: Attend a Real Courthouse Trial
2. Senior Project: Mock Trial

======

Music
The Universal Language
cloned from Literature
linked careers: Music, Adventurer, Entertainment, Criminal, Show Business, Slacker
GUID: 0x0042CB1B
focused skills: creativity, charisma, mechanical, logic

Freshman
1. Music History: The Masters
2. Music Theory: More Than Lines & Notes

Sophomore
1. Sectionals: The Brass
2. Sectionals: The Woodwinds

Junior
1. Sectionals: The Strings
2. Sectionals: Percussion

Senior
1. Senior Project: Join the Symphony
2. Senior Project: Battle of the Bands

======

FREE TIME:

Architecture
Designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect
cloned from Mathematics
linked careers: Gamer, Architecture, Criminal, Natural Scientist, Science
focused skills: logic, cleaning, creativity, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB37

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Mathematics: Algebra
2. Mathematics: Geometry

Sophomore
1. Technical Drawing: Drafting
2. The Information Age: Computer Aided Design

Junior
1. From Floorplans to Blueprints: Bringing Your Ideas to Life
2. The Laws of Physics: Architectural Engineering

Senior
1. Field Work: Visit a Construction Site
2. Senior Project: Architectural Apprenticeship

======

Dance
Let the music move you
cloned from Drama
linked careers: Entertainment, Dance, Athletics, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, creativity, logic, body
GUID: 0x0042CB38

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Folk Dance
2. Ballroom Dance

Sophomore
1. Latin Dance
2. Swing Dance

Junior
1. Street Dance
2. Break Dance

Senior
1. Ballet
2. River Dance!

======

Entertainment
Pleasure, diversion, or amusement
cloned from Drama
linked careers: Entertainment, Dance, Athletics, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, creativity, logic, body
GUID: 0x0042CB39

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Leave 'Em Laughing: Stand-Up Comedy
2. The Invisible Box: Street Mime

Sophomore
1. Keep Your Balls in the Air: Juggling
2. Who's the Dummy? Ventriloquism

Junior
1. The Impossible Dream: Lounge Singing
2. Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magic Tricks and Illusions

Senior
1. Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Choosing a Famous Mentor to Emmulate
2. Senior Project: Talent Night

======

Intelligence
Restricted to persons with classified authorization
cloned from Psychology
linked careers: Law, Education, Intelligence, Business, Law Enforcement, Paranormal
focused skills: logic, cleaning, creativity, charisma
GUID: 0x0042CB3A

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Cassified
2. Classified

Sophomore
1. Top Secret
2. Classified

Junior
1. Classified
2. Classified

Senior
1. Top Secret
2. Security Clearance Required

======

Oceanography
The branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean
cloned from Biology
linked careers: Education, Oceanography, Law Enforcement, Medicine, Natural Scientist
focused skills: logic, cleaning, body, mechanical
GUID: 0x0042CB3B

Class Lists
Freshman
1. Basic Aquarium: Tropical and Freshwater Species
2. Advanced Aquarium: Salt Water Species

Sophomore
1. Marine Biology: Ocean Plants and Animals
2. Marine Chemistry: The Chemistry of the Ocean

Junior
1. Marine Geology: Geology of the Ocean Floor
2. Marine Physics: Physical Attributes Unique to the Ocean

Senior
1. Senior Project: Joining the Environmentalist Movement
2. Field Work: Whale Watch

======

BONUS:
Business Management
The foundation to owning your own business. Manage your business, manage your people, manage yourself.
cloned from Economics
linked careers: Business, Politics, Show Business
focused skills: charisma, logic, creativity, cleaning
GUID: 0x0042CB1A

Freshman
1. Location! Location! Location!: Home Business vs Community Lot
2. Under Construction: Building vs Renovating

Sophomore
1. Stock Up: Managing Inventory
2. Help Wanted: Hiring and Managing Employees

Junior
1. Customer Stars: The Key to Customer Loyalty
2. Best of the Best: Getting a Good Review

Senior
1. MotherLode: Funding Your Dream
2. Senior Project: Open for Business

******

USAGE POLICY:

- You may alter these majors to your heart's content for personal use in your own game.

- You may include these files, unaltered, in uploads to ModTheSims2. Please provide appropriate credit when doing so, and a link to the original post so Simmers can see what they're getting. Also, let me know so I can see what you've done with it!

- Please do not redistribute on any pay sites, or the Exchange.

- Please do not claim my work as your own.

*Thanks!

Additional Credits:
SimPE,
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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Base Game.zip 25.5 KB 12,255 26th Mar 2009
University.zip 9.5 KB 11,913 26th Mar 2009
Free Time.zip 13.2 KB 9,959 26th Mar 2009
Business Management.zip 2.8 KB 9,937 26th Mar 2009
Seasons.zip 15.0 KB 9,981 27th Mar 2009
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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