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Many people say that the job prospects with an undergrad life sci degree aren't good especially if you compare it to business or economics major. Sci majors are useful if you are planning to go to grad/med school. What do you guys think?
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Pay-wise, roughly the same as someone with a newly-minted arts degree.
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A bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree, unless it is in a very specific field, isn't worth a whole lot these days. Almost everyone has a BA or BSc, so it has sort-of become the new high-school diploma - everyone has one and most jobs (unless you are looking at the trades) require one.

That's one of the many reasons I am in a professional program, that actually prepares me for a career. That's also why most of my friends are in professional programs - be it engineering, nursing, dietetics, or kinesiology.

There are some fields where you can get a good job with only a BSc (I'm told food science grads who specialize in food technology generally get hired right out of university, and computer science is still a good field to get into, there are other similar programs as well). If you are in a program with co-op, the work experience you get during co-op placements will help you find a job after graduation. But in general, talking to those who have recently graduated, just a generic BSc in something like life science isn't going to get you very far.
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What catrunner says is 100% true. You'll need to upgrade your bachelors degree with graduate studies - or something.
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it's worth it to do graduate studies, if you passion is in science of course! (or else you shouldn't be applying for sciences in the first place)
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Economics undergrads don't do much better than life-science grads. Both require graduate degrees before entering the work place.
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If U dont get into med school or grad school, your degree is pretty much useless especially if its life sciences. There arent many Lab tec/Research jobs so study hard and keep a high gpa.
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@Gorges26 wrote
What catrunner says is 100% true. You'll need to upgrade your bachelors degree with graduate studies - or something.



Do you think that a person with a masters degree in sci going to do as well as someone with an MBA?
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@SDHN wrote

@Gorges26 wrote
What catrunner says is 100% true. You'll need to upgrade your bachelors degree with graduate studies - or something.



Do you think that a person with a masters degree in sci going to do as well as someone with an MBA?



What do you mean? You can't simply quantify a relative measure such as success.
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@x711Li wrote

@SDHN wrote

@Gorges26 wrote
What catrunner says is 100% true. You'll need to upgrade your bachelors degree with graduate studies - or something.



Do you think that a person with a masters degree in sci going to do as well as someone with an MBA?



What do you mean? You can't simply quantify a relative measure such as success.


Relative to society's definition of what constitutes success, you certainly can.
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