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2 year or 4 year Natural Resources degree?

have a dilemma and I don't know what to do. Right now, I'm at community college enrolled in the two-year Natural Resources Technology program, in which I'll earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and be able to work at the technician level. I really enjoy the program and have done so much better in these classes than I have in previous classes (that I don't even need for this program, like Humanities or a foreign language). The thing is I'm a little scared of what I'm going to do after graduation. I hear how competitive the fields are with a NRT degree and some jobs are only seasonal. I also hear that if you want more opportunities and better pay, you should go for an actual Associate of Science degree which will then transfer to a university. This is where my problem is. I think I do much better in the AAS program because it's all very hands-on, and I don't have to take classes (like Art History or whatever) that don't have anything to do with my career goal. If I switched to a regular AS degree, then I would have to take those classes, and I've failed them before because I couldn't bring myself to care (also, I never did that well in high school anyway). I would also have to take physics, chemistry and statistics, which I've never taken before in my life and I wouldn't know how to apply them to the field even if I did pass, whereas my current program has specific classes that show us how to use academics in our everyday career. So I don't know what to do. Should I keep going with my current career path and try to face the competition upon graduation? Perhaps double-major as a back-up? Or should I suck it up and go for a four-year path and seriously hit the books? Thank you very much for your time. PS: I should probably mention that I’ve already been in college for three years before coming into the NRT program, so would this delay my graduation even more?

Asked By: Kay - 9/29/2010
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Do not be fearful of school. Go for teh four year degree if you want success in your field./
Answered By: DrIG - 10/2/2010
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