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Finish an Associates in Chemistry Degree?

  1. Mar 7, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone. Just to let you know ahead of time this story might jump back and forth but I'll try my best to keep my thoughts straight.

    I'm about to graduate with BS degrees in physics and math. I applied to some graduate programs but I don't think I'll get into any because my grades were not very good. Also talking to some other double majors around the physics department I'm hearing their second majors are in chemistry or biology which after taking some labs and classes sounds like it would had been the better thing to have done because it seems like they can apply very easily, especially the chemistry majors. It seems like some professors and people I've spoken to at job fairs are impressed if you've taken anything past general chemistry 1 and 2.

    I was wondering if anyone thought it would be worth it to try and get an associates degree in chemistry at my local community college. I'm just two classes away from it, organic 1 and 2, and most of my lower division courses came from there so there's not an issue if something might not be counted. I would had liked to take those two classes at the university but my financial aid is depleted because I changed majors a few times. Also I could take both classes over the summer and be done with it by the first week of August. Does anyone think it could be something that could put some kind of weight behind my resume and applications to graduate schools? Does anyone think it would look bad for me to get an associates after I've completed two BS degrees?

    Thank you everyone for your input and comments.
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  3. Mar 7, 2013 #2
    Might be helpful for a lab technician position that is seeking a chemistry background. I dont think it would be helpful at all with respect to grad school.
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