Well, that doesn't mean you can't rely on biometrics or physical keys as passwords... It just means the server doesn't KNOW you're using one of those methods.
The easiest is to visit password card and print off a password card. This is your new PHYSICAL INTERNET KEY!
It generates a string of completely random letters, numbers, and symbols. These are in a grid, so you don't have to remember your whole password - just where your password begins. This defeats the number one security flaw: laziness. Eventually everyone gets lazy. So getting in the habit of *secure laziness,* like using a password card, prevents stupid passwords like 110v3k1tt3ns.
The importance of the password card is in the dictionary. Yeah, yeah, its hard to guess a 4-8 word sentence of random words. But its easy to compile a list of known passwords and use them for all future brute-forces. Every successful brute-force makes *every single subsequent attack* easier. The only way to combat that fact is with truly random passwords using every possible character-set, and never ever using the same password for more than one thing.
Using a password card allows you to have one single 'key' to get into every secure location, without ever re-using a password. Its easy for you, difficult for hackers.
College is unlike lower education, in that you aren't there to merely learn - you're there to contribute to the greater body of human knowledge.
Gen Ed courses will likely lack an engineering approach to their problems. You have expertise that you can offer to enhance the content of those courses. Maybe an anthropology teacher has too much data and not enough time. Maybe a business professor knows the equations that need to run, but sticks to the old habit of writing them out by hand. Change these things!
You'll learn along the way, sure. But the POINT is to contribute. And that's where a diverse education is fundamental to our society.