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In which area did Peter Parker major in at university?

Did he ever show any computer hacking skills or other computer-related interests (computer science)?

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Nobody with an interest in computer science uses Bing. – phantom42 Nov 26 '12 at 5:21
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LOL... It would be better (not financially, of course) if there was no adds on movies. It interfere on the character understanding. one day we are going to see a "CK" on Super-Man shorts... – delta_omega Nov 26 '12 at 21:30
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Martha Kent would surely have stitched all of young Clark Kent's underwear with CK, albeit oblivious of any alternative meaning... :) – MPelletier Nov 26 '12 at 21:46
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Peter Parker is a natural webmaster. – sjl Jul 4 '13 at 22:08
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I actually use Bing, and I'm majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. On the other hand, I use Bing when I forget to set up google as the main search engine and I'm too lazy to type google.com. – Oak Feb 15 at 12:58

The Marvel Universe Wiki reads:

Peter Parker graduated high school and earned a science scholarship to Empire State University (ESU) for achieving the highest scholastic average in Midtown High's history.

So while it doesn't say what the major was, it would have had to at least be science based.

ADDON: At some point (in Amazing Spider-Man) adult Peter Parker decides to leave the Bugle and teach high school science. There's a strong hint there.

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And has he ever shown any hacking or computer related interests? – delta_omega Nov 26 '12 at 17:27
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@TheKrakener Not that I know of, but I'm no expert in the regular universe Spidey. In Ultimate Spider-Man, he gets hired by the Daily Bugle as an all-around computer guy (internal IT and setting up the external web site). He's never left high school in that time line, however. He's also depicted as very curious concerning all fields of science, able to follow white papers written by Tony Stark, for example. But his main field of interest would definitely be chemistry. – MPelletier Nov 26 '12 at 19:50
    
thank you. It is something I've always been curious about, since I see him dealing with different science and engineering areas but never in this particular field... – delta_omega Nov 26 '12 at 21:23
    
In the original Spider-Man comics, I don’t think there was much computer stuff going on — it was the 60s, so computers were a bit more unwieldy in those days. – Paul D. Waite Jul 5 '13 at 12:09

From everywhere I've seen, It doesn't mention what his major is. I would assume it was photo journalism based on his career with the Bugle, but he also showed an aptitude for biomechanics, engineering and biology. He might have double majored.

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Even in comic books things aren't so ridiculous that he'd double major in journalism and engineering. – John O Nov 26 '12 at 0:15
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Why not? I know of people who double majored in music performance and mathematics... – OghmaOsiris Nov 26 '12 at 0:44
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@JohnO One of my friends doubled in Psychology and Computer Science, still completed in the usual 4 years... – Izkata Nov 26 '12 at 1:36
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@OghmaOsiris: music is math. – Paul D. Waite Jul 5 '13 at 12:08
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Not when you ask an academic advisor. – OghmaOsiris Jul 6 '13 at 2:20

According to the Game Spider-man. Shattered Dimension. He finished BS Physics. In the amazing universe though. Earth 616.

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SCIENCE!

Seriously, though, depending on which iteration of Spidey you pick, I would think something like mechanical engineering or (later) biochemistry.

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I think the omnidisciplinary scientist is even a closer hit than the science hero you linked to ;) – O. R. Mapper Feb 8 at 22:32

There is at least some very strong indirect evidence. To make his web shooters he needs some deep knowledge of chemistry. Additionally, I think at the earliest in The Amazing Spider-Man 6 his teacher Curt Connors is introduced. And it is stated clearly that he is a Professor of biochemistry. Another piece of indirect evidence that Peter Parker's major is chemistry or biochemistry. Later versions of the character differ from this. But the Peter Parker of the original (Lee / Ditko) run studied chemistry.

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He studied Biophysics. He studied at Empire State University. He was a brilliant student otherwise everything else is wrong he didn't study engineering or anything else.

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How do you know this? Do you remember where you learned these things? – AJL Jun 13 at 10:45

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