What course do you wish they offered in undergrad but didn’t and why?

“I would have benefited from a course that introduces scientific career paths both in and out of academia. In my first year of college, I took a required course for my major (Kinesiology), which explained the types of careers one could pursue. Research or teaching were an afterthought. It wasn’t until my third year of college that I discovered I was interested in science, through talking to professors and graduate students. I think when students are selecting their field and taking introductory courses, it would be beneficial to understand what “going to grad school” and “being a researcher” can mean in any discipline.”

Amanda Finn
Graduate Student University of Alabama at Birmingham

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