How many years of college does it take to become a scientist?
Greetings! I'm Ms. Tipton at the International Community School. My 3rd graders have a few questions and I'd like to share your advice with them. Thanks in advance!
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She works with scientist who are lab assistants or tech that are still in college working on their first degree. A lot are graduate students working on their Masters or Doctorate degrees.
The similarities between all these people are that they are dedicated to the scientific method and the pursuit of knowledge.
To become a scientist you have to get an undergraduate degree which requires four years in college.
Depending on the type of scientist you’d like to become you may also be required to get a Master’s degree which is two additional years of college.
Many scientists are doctors which requires 3 more years in college.
So, to become a scientist you may need to attend college between four and nine years!
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