October 25, 2011 6:42 PM Subscribe
How do I find a masters degree program in the environmental/biological sciences that doesn't require a BS and will match my interests?
posted by abirdinthehand to Education (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have a BA with my major in cultural anthropology, but have found my passion in working with plants.
I've been working professionally in horticulture for the last 7 years. I currently work at a botanic garden and love it, however without a related degree I can't really move up in the organization. I'm currently taking classes in the evening, core stuff: bio, botany, chemistry, statistics. . . trying to get on track for the next phase.
I want to expand my options professionally and find a position where I am more engaged intellectually.
All the masters programs I find that are interdisciplinary, ie don't require science undergrad, seem to be geared towards government or business(policy and management). The others require a BS and are geared towards academia. Neither of these paths seem right for me. Is this a reflection of the prospects out there- or is there a third option?
Basically, I'm still figuring out the specifics of my end goal, but I want to be ready to take the next step when the time comes.
What's the best way to go about this search?
Specific programs you've heard about?