Originally Posted by Pokers Hard
As for daytrading on the side, I don't want to daytrade. Thats gambling.
Daytrading is gambling? Poker is all a game of luck. Stick to poli sci and invest in index funds if you aren't open to learning about theories and then trying to apply them yourself you won't get anything out of the classes.
I'm graduating with a BS in finance and accounting, accounting is very diffrent then finance. There is nothing really complicated math wise in finance because most of the formulas are straight forward. It's really understanding the theory behind the formulas, garbage in is garbage out, you can use the right formula but people that don't understand the formulas make mistakes all the time when it comes to using the right inputs.
Take an intro to finance course and see if you like it, everything expands on the topics you discuss in your intro course. If you don't find that interesting you won't like your upper level courses, finance is more then just studying the market and looking at stocks on the move.