science?

Discussion in 'Higher Ed' started by Jetblack, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Jetblack

    Jetblack Senior Member

    im still young and still have 2 more years of high school left but my parents are starting to get me into college mode, i wanna pursue a career in science im not sure, maybe a chemist or an astronomer, could u ppl tell me some schools with good programs along these lines? or any websites that list colleges and all their info thx
     
  2. dspiel

    dspiel Member

    Well, for a website to check out:
    http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/
    It's got some resources to help guide stuff. Their counselor-o-matic is just a way to get a few names of places that might fit some interests you have...worth at least looking at. Get a college guidebook or two, read some reviews. You can also find books that list the best schools in various tiers for all sorts of different subjects (and they are pretty detailed too).

    When it comes to science, one thing to consider is the kind of school you want... technical, engineering, or standard liberal arts. Even going to a liberal arts place, you can get a fabulous science education. Engineering likewise, but it can be more restrictive, so it depends on what you're interested in doing. Chemistry can go either way: chemical engineering or chem/biochem/molecular bio.

    But good, good! 2 years, lots of time, it gives you plenty of chances to look around, explore, and see what you like.
     
  3. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    the princetonreview website is a great source. i don't know how small/large your school is or if you have plenty of access to your guidance councilor. your guidance councilor can possibly help you out. i still talk to mine even though i been out of h.s. for 1 year. shes going to try to get me an internship.

    plus you have two years before you even start college, so that gives ample time to figure out what you want to do. but even in college you can always change around your course of study. i thought i wanted to go into environmental science since end of junior year in h.s. well i was wrong and now my gpa is screwed (this does not happen to everyone who changed majors...i was just taking to many courses that i could not comprehend even with getting extra help.

    http://www.collegenet.com has some good information and
    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm has good info to, plus rankings for america's best colleges.

    those are some of the websites i used for my search. if your into it, you can also check out some canadian schools. canada has some good schools, plus there pretty easy on money.

    hope this helps
     
  4. Jetblack

    Jetblack Senior Member

    thx alot guys appreciate it
     
  5. metro

    metro self-banned

    http://www.petersons.com is really good, it was recomended to me by a professor because I'm interested in grad school. Check it out and good luck!
     

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