OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Wednesday, December 11

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QUESTION: What can I go into after I get my bachelor of science?? My grades aren't good enough to go into professionals schools ie optometry, pharmacy and I'm at a loss. I'm already in my 3rd year and I feel like I've wasted so much time in this program.

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  1. You can book an appointment at CECS and talk to someone who can help you figure that out.

    In the meantime, look at what interests you the most. Just because you don't meet the prereqs or have a competitive GPA, doesn't mean you can't do it. It just means you have to work extra hard. I stayed behind for an extra year to make my GPA more competitive to get accepted into a professional program. It sucked having to do that but I'm passionate about my field so I know it's worth it. Plus you're only in third year so you do have time to improve your grades. My advice to you is to figure out what you are interested in and to not jump into a field just because you can get accepted.

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  2. I'm in your boat too. I'm thinking about college afterwards maybe.

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    1. like a post-grad program, #2?

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  3. Most Canadian graduate schools look only at your marks from YEAR 3 AND 4 ONLY.

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  4. How about accelerated nursing? With Bachelor's degree you can do a typical 4 yr program in about 2 years (become an R.N) - opens a lot of job opportunities

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  5. You mean...wasted so much time...not studying and getting shitty grades?
    Yes, quite possibly.

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    1. man, not everyone is super smart like you

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    2. Such a fucking dick

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    3. he maybe a dick but he isn't lying, and thats what stings you

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    4. RL! AGAIN! NO ONE LIKES YOU! BOOOOOO!!! RL. SUCK A DICK.

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  6. do grad school, doesn't matter which or where, just get the marks/references

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  7. pshhh pharm only needs lik a 75... lower if you have outstanding achievements in non academic fields

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    1. No it's not. The absolute MINIMUM to apply for UW is 75, and that's just the minimum to apply. The average of students who are accepted is somewhere in the 80s,

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    2. a lot of people have gotten in with a mid 70 and the committee will still consider those with a below 70 avg. despite what it says on their website :/

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  8. OP here. I didnt say I did not study hard. I tried my best and studied diligently for every course but my average is still around 75%. I've realized that science isnt my thing after 3 years. Im at the very baseline mark that "qualifies" me to apply for pharmacy, but am totally not competitive.

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    1. Trust, just apply to pharm, they accept a lot of ppl in the 75 range and are somewhat well rounded

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  9. Become a chemistry teacher!

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    1. and cook meth on the side!

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  10. I'm in a similar situation but in 4th year. My own thinking is to get a 2nd degree. Some of my courses will transfer but I just feel like my Arts degree's going to be a waste. The second degree has more jobs though and I won't have a problem finding a job when I'm done. I intend to pay it off myself and use my Arts degree to get any type of job. I just don't know if it's a good idea to get a second degree considering I've over 40 grand of osap loans already.

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  11. those who can't do, teach.
    go to teacher's college.

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  12. I have a friend with a bachelors in science and he now works in sales for big pharma.

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  13. X-ray tech, cardiac sonographer, general sonographer! Big money to be made in the health field. Usually about 1.5-2 more years of schooling after a BSc!

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