How can I switch career fields with this gigantic roadblock?
October 4, 2012 9:03 PM Subscribe
Why do so many universities have such an outright ban on applicants seeking a second bachelor's degree? Is it all about logistics and preventing overcrowding? What about those of us who find our real passion later in life, and wish to do a complete 360 from our original college degree? If you have a 2nd bachelor's degree, why and how did you do it? Special snowflake details inside.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (22 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Several years ago (2004), I graduated with a BA in history. At the time, it seemed like the right fit. Now, having worked as a paralegal in the real world for several years, I've come to realize that my real passion is nutrition, and what I really want to do is become a nutritionist (I'm 31). I took the bare minimum science and math requirements in college, as I was suffering from depression at the time, and would have a panic attack every time I could not find the solution to a math problem. Now, in a moment of bittersweet hindsight, I realize I should not have let my anxiety prevent me from pursuing a subject I love. I want to go back to school, and get a BS in nutritional science so that I may one day become a nutritionist or food scientist. But just about every university website I visit has the dreaded phrase, "We do not accept applications from candidates seeking a second bachelor's degree." Why do they do this, and does this mean I can never change career fields? Please send any anonymous advice to: unhappy_paralegalAToperamailDOTcom.