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Degree path

  1. Apr 18, 2012 #1
    Hello World!

    I want to know if it's posible to do (this combo):

    BSc. Ecology & Environment (just enough biology, chemistry, physics, geology..)
    MSc. Integrated approach to Natural Sciences (same aswell)
    Phd in Biology or Physics?

    for example after the masters degree I might focus on botany, evironment protection, ecosystems, nuclear physics or even renewable energy sources(a few examples)... (is to early to decide what I will love best... Only thing I do know is I love science)

    Thx in advance.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
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  3. Apr 18, 2012 #2
    Well, it's certainly possible. I think it would really depend on what specifically you did as an undergraduate. I believe it is generally quite difficult to get into a grad program (PhD) without a degree in a STEM science, so I guess it would depend on the rigor of the environmental science program you attended? I do know that some universities offer a degree for physics with enviro science though (mine included), perhaps that is something you can look into.
  4. Apr 19, 2012 #3
    these are some of the courses I will do physics:

    Physical mechanics;
    Thermal physics;
    Electricity and Magnetism;
    Experimental methods in photonics, spectroscopy, plasma and lasers. Applications;
    Quantum mechanics;
    Molecular Biophysics;
    Atomic and Nuclear Physics;
    Elements of statistical physics with modern applications;
    Particle physics and introduction to astrophysics;
    Physical phenomena in the atmosphere;
    Physical environment;
    And these might include some physics
    Hydrology and Hydrogeology;
    Atmosphere and air quality;
    Biogeophysical global cycles;

    There are quite a few courses in physics. There are alot in Biology and Chemistry aswell + the other interdisciplinary courses.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2012
  5. Apr 22, 2012 #4
    these are some of the courses I will do biology:

    Plant biology;
    Animal biology;
    General Biochemistry;
    Microbiology - immunology;
    Plant physiology;
    Animal physiology;
    Elements bio-inorganics;
    Cellular organization of genetic material;
    Organic compounds and biomolecules;
    Cellular and Molecular Physiology;
    Molecular Biophysics;
    Human Biology;

    So can these courses qualify me to do a phd in: 1. Physics or in Biology ? 2. how about Environmental and Ecological Engineering(I know I haven't posted the ecological courses but the BSc is in ecology & environment and MSc is in integrated natural sciences)? Thx in ADVANCE :*
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  6. Apr 25, 2012 #5
    anyone pls ?
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