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Engineering Degree vs Science Degree

bennisbennis Registered User Posts: 351 Member
edited February 2008 in Engineering Majors
So I am trying to decide what I want to major in. I have always thought that I want to get an Engineering Degree, but have been thinking about science degrees too. What are the pros and cons of each type of degree? Does a person with a Mechanical Engineering degree have the same opportunities that a person with a degree in Physics has? Does a person who studies Biomedical Engineering have the same opportunities that a person who studies biology or microbiology has?

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Replies to: Engineering Degree vs Science Degree

  • Mr PayneMr Payne Registered User Posts: 8,850 Senior Member
    I would tend to think that Engineering has better opportunities than the science degrees in virtually all respects. Assuming equal skill sets, GPA and school - I think Engineering would give a wider range of options (and likely have the pay advantage).
  • ChamilitaryMayneChamilitaryMayne Registered User Posts: 781 Member
    Engineering is all application which is more useful in the real world. Therefore there are more opportunities with an engineering degree.
  • jessiehljessiehl Registered User Posts: 3,328 Senior Member
    In general, engineering probably has a wider in-field job range, but it depends on your specific major. I mean, biotech companies will generally hire bio and chem majors, for example.
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