I am an in my first year studying Biology but not enjoying the course as it is very plants/molecular based with no animal based modules at all..even next year Am currently considering dropping out and reapplying to study bioveterinary science next year as animals are always what i have been drawn to (i wanted to be a vet for most of my life)
However I'm worried the degree won't be as well respected and that ill effectively screw up my career choices. The uni I'm at now is extremely well respected so i don't know whether to stick it out and be unhappy for 3 years to get myself a decent degree or to go elsewhere and potentially come out with no career prospects.
Going mad trying to make the decision...someone please offer me some words of advice
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- Thread Starter
- 03-11-2016 20:07
- 15-11-2016 17:26
I wouldn't say that a biovet science degree won't be well respected. I think the issue is more that you will have dropped out of a degree in the 1st year and that might suggest that you're not committed. However, if you get a 1st/2:1 in a biovet science degree then I doubt employers would be bothered about the fact you dropped out.
Obviously there is the risk that you wouldn't get a place on a biovet science course after you drop out and that is a risk that you should consider.
Also would there be a possibility to transfer to a slightly different degree subject at the end of the 1st year, whilst remaining at the same uni? I know that at some unis if you perform well in the 1st year, you can transfer after the 1st year. For example, from biological science to medical science (which is fairly similar to your situation it sounds like)
Hope that helps.