This thread is geared towards biology professionals who have only attained a Bachelors degree in the biology/science related field and who have had a minimum work experience of 5+ years. Long story short, I'm an average sophomore pursing a BS in Biology, age 28 and have already been thinking about the future. Initially, I want to assist then eventually conduct research but the problems that I can already foresee are: 1.) I'll be graduating from a small college that does not have a prestigious biology program. Nothing amazing about this college. Just your local college offering an ordinary biology degree. 2.) My GPA will probably be around 2.0 < x < 3.0 3.) Not getting accepted into a graduate program in the biology field due to my GPA. 4.) Plateauing somewhere down the road due to my inability to progress academically. 5.) In the future, I want to lead/call the shots for a project/division but won't be able to b/c I don't have the additional education needed for the position. I am really passionate about the biology field, want to make a difference/contribute in the world and would like to continue but due to these circumstances, I'm not sure if it is wise to continue. Should I change my major or continue? If you are going to respond, please include the following: 1.) Your GPA in college. 2.) Years working in the biology field. 3.) How you have progressed or plateaued with JUST a Bachelor's degree. 4.) Your personal advice. Thanks.