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2nd bachelors in Economics?

gms5287gms5287 Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2009 in Business Major
I'm debating whether or not I should get a second bachelor's degree in Economics. I got my first degree in music (graduated this past August) and I feel like an Economics degree in addition would be helpful in pursuing other career paths. I can do re-admission back to my undergrad university (FSU) and complete the Economics degree requirements in 2 years (it's a limited access degree with about 36-40 credits), but my concern is with financial aid. I would have to fund myself mainly with loans and I already have about 20k in loans and if I were to do that it would add another maybe 20k to my loans. Is this worth doing for an additional bachelors in economics?

EDIT: I don't want to pursue an economics degree just because of job prospects, but I also have legitimate interest in it.
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Replies to: 2nd bachelors in Economics?

  • Will_SWill_S Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
    I think it would be a terrible idea.

    As a general rule, you don't want to go back to school for any degree that isn't a vocational degree.

    Doing this would be 10x better decision assuming you have good enough grades.
    Applied Masters Program | Department of Economics

    Masters in 1 year > Bachelors in 2 years.
  • gms5287gms5287 Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
    I didn't take micro/macro in my undergrad though, that's why I was thinking to do the Bachelors. You still think this is a terrible idea?
  • Will_SWill_S Posts: 52Registered User Junior Member
    Yes getting a second bachelor in anything that isn't vocational eg Computer Science is a terrible idea.

    General Requirements

    Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
    Minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    Minimum GRE score (quantitative + verbal) of 1000

    I don't see where it says you need macro/micro to get into the program?
  • JapherJapher Posts: 1,350Registered User Senior Member
    There's also a Law joint degree option, neat. Music is a good basis for math based degrees, seeing as music is pure math. I think it's a good path, the MS not the BS (that would be a waste of time). Greenspan went to Juilliard... I just like to point that out.
  • gms5287gms5287 Posts: 56Registered User Junior Member
    Hmm, I think I'll just go for that terminal MA degree program then. They say that calculus and statistics will be fine enough for math background, but whats the highest stats class you think I should take? I haven't stats (calculus yes).
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