It’s now been almost two years since I left my job as a marketer and returned to school. When I first started I already had a BA in Communications, but I had a sincere deficit in the prerequisites necessary to get into a Nutrition program. Turns out all of those evasive maneuvers I made during my first degree to avoid chemistry, biology, and statistics weren’t too effective after all. I’ve encountered all three of those and more in the past two years. But, the good news is that I’m DONE…. with prerequisites at least. And now it’s time to move on to the next chapter in this journey.
For those of you who know me, you’ll likely know that in the past year I decided to return to school to study nutrition and ultimately become a Registered Dietitian. What that means is two years of graduate school to obtain a masters degree. But, if you’re like me and you avoided the sciences in your bachelors degree education, then that means you have a lot of catching up to do. Standard prerequisites for masters programs in nutrition include microbiology, physiology, organic chemistry, and bio chemistry before you apply to a program. And, there’s prerequisites for those too. Need organic and biochem? Well, first you’ll have to do one years worth of General Chemistry. To sum it all up, there’s a lot of chemistry to studying nutrition. The good thing is I finally finished all of my General Chemistry classes in the Spring of 2015, and then hesitantly enrolled into a Summer intensive Organic Chemistry class – which is 3 quarters or basically a years worth of organic chemistry in one summer.