krad wrote:ptblazer wrote:Boulder is one of only a few schools that offer me what I am looking for. If accepted I'd go without a second thought about it. I'm applying to a dual degree program with the Environmental Studies department. Without the M.S option I wouldn't be considering law school. My undergrad degree is in chemistry and if you had told me 4 years ago I would be going to law school I would have probably looked at you very puzzled. But now I'm excited about the opportunity and I'm looking forward to it. My fingers are crossed that I get in and the same for all of you too.
This makes me curious- why no LS without an MS option? Why not just an MS? I come from a sci background, so I was just wondering
Happy to meet another science "geek" here. Although I'm definitly not a geek, not that there is anything wrong with being one.
Good question. Well, I've spent my entire undergrad career standing at a lab bench doing research or lab work of some sort or another. The prospect of doing that the rest of my life makes me cry a little, haha. I love chemistry, I think it is amazing from a concept and theory stand point, I absolutely enjoyed every minute of classroom work (well most). But the labs made me fall out of love with it, so to speak. So that explains why I don't pursue a PhD in chemistry, because that is VERY research intensive. Also jobs in chemistry are either teaching or research (for the most part).
Why not a JD only? Well I guess since I enjoy the sciences so much I didn't want to move so far away from it without having some connection to it. A JD/MS gives me an avenue where I can be connected to the sciences, but in a differnt capacity.