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Okay, so at Carleton I've applied to Integrated Science & Health Sciences, Biochemistry, and Commerce: Accounting. At Ottawa U, I've applied to Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Accounting.

I'm torn between business and science!
I also can't decide which university to attend.
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Which do you like better? Both of the programs you applied to are very well known in their respective fields.
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Which do you like better? Both of the programs you applied to are very well known in their respective fields.



That's the thing. I like both the same however I've been exposed to more science courses than business courses.
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@989898 wrote
Okay, so at Carleton I've applied to Integrated Science & Health Sciences, Biochemistry, and Commerce: Accounting. At Ottawa U, I've applied to Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Accounting.

I'm torn between business and science!
I also can't decide which university to attend.


I might have the same problem in less than 5 months. It's between physical sciences and electrical/mechanical engineering.
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@989898 wrote

I might have the same problem in less than 5 months. It's between physical sciences and electrical/mechanical engineering.



:/ ugh so hard to choose!
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I advise that you go on a campus tour of both. I know you're thinking of programs as well, but if you go to both campuses you can probably picture where you would rather be. I went on a tour of both Carleton & UOttawa in the summer. Before I went I wanted to go to one university but after the tour I changed my mind to the other (I won't say which one because I don't want to change your opinion of either of them). Now I know which one I'd rather go to for sure.

If you don't like the 'city life' and living downtown Carleton may be right for you, though if you prefer being right downtown and 5 mins from everything then maybe UOttawa is your first choice.
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I advise that you go on a campus tour of both. I know you're thinking of programs as well, but if you go to both campuses you can probably picture where you would rather be. I went on a tour of both Carleton & UOttawa in the summer. Before I went I wanted to go to one university but after the tour I changed my mind to the other (I won't say which one because I don't want to change your opinion of either of them). Now I know which one I'd rather go to for sure.

If you don't like the 'city life' and living downtown Carleton may be right for you, though if you prefer being right downtown and 5 mins from everything then maybe UOttawa is your first choice.




Mhm, I've been to both campuses. I just need to figure out what I'd like to do more and also which university is better for which program.
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Number of courses and streams, achievements of faculty, diversity of research, etc. are often indicative of the strength of a program, all of which you can find on the university's site.
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Business or science? It's hard to say. It depends on your skills, and passion. But honestly, I think skills is the outweighing factor.

I'd recommend Ottawa. Just because Carleton's got a bad rep.....no offense.
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Carleton gives you more funding at the graduate level, I think. So, whether or not it's for your Master's or Bachelor's is going to make a difference.
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Might I recommend Science and Business at Waterloo,
If you don't mind leaving Ottawa, its a good choice.

Its primarily science based but you get to take a good amount of business courses, including accounting. It also includes coop so you can choose to find placements on either the business side of things or the sciences.

Check it out!
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ottawa u for sure!
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@veelee92 wrote
ottawa u for sure!


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Have you been accepted yet?
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@989898 wrote
Okay, so at Carleton I've applied to Integrated Science & Health Sciences, Biochemistry, and Commerce: Accounting. At Ottawa U, I've applied to Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, and Accounting.

I'm torn between business and science!
I also can't decide which university to attend.



Carleton is renowned for its business program (SPROTT), as well as its journalism program. It also offers aerospace engineering, which not many other schools do.
OttawaU is known for its language programs (particularly French), among other areas of study. If you are implying to pursue anything Business-related, I would go with Carleton.
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Same boat as you, I got accepted to Carleton's Neuroscience program which is well known, and waiting for Ottawa U. I can't decide...
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It really depends on what kind of enviroment you want. UOttawa is your typical downtown campus. It's also an older school and much bigger than Carleton. This means more options for courses and ECs. You also have the benfit of being in a bilingual school.

Carleton is very student focused. Their undergrad labs are very new and really great to use. They also have a lot of student support systems, student study sessions, a science centre for students. They do have a lot of clubs and such, it's just on a smaller scale. There's also the option of starting one.

It basically comes down to your needs and what you want your experience to be like. There's a big competion between the two schools and I have friends that go to both who will defend their school til the death, so you really can't go wrong.
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