College Degree

Tyler (@juicebox) 8 years, 10 months ago

Hello, I’ve been lurking around HE for a while now and am finally posting a thread. I have a question regarding what I would like to do with my life after college. I want to study the brain/behavior on drugs. Whether it be pharmaceuticals or everyday “street” drugs. I am fascinated about how i have changed as a person from my experiences with them, and would love to make a career out of it. I think the field is neuropharmacology, but as far as im aware that is just what happens within the brain during ingestion. I want to study people/rats while on the drugs and document their behaviors and how they are different than the normal ones. For example the rat lever test while high on weed and they noticed how time perception is affected. With my interest in the behavioral aspect of it, would i have focus more on a psychology degree or what?

Any ideas or suggestions would be great, thanks!

January 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Dr. K (18) (@kclaibo2) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@juicebox, Are you already in college but undeclared, or looking to return to get another degree?

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Tyler (1) (@juicebox) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@kclaibo2, yeah I’m in college undeclared right now. I tried asking my psych prof but he had no idea what I was talking about.

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Dr. K (18) (@kclaibo2) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@juicebox, It sounds like psycho-pharmacology would be the route for you. The medical route is always a safe field if you have the ability to do it, go for it.

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Ramistotle (76) (@mcr513) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@juicebox, Not sure how things are going now, but I just thought I’d throw out the idea of getting into some sort of focus with:
a) Psychology
b) Biology
c) Pharmacology

I would test the waters with each other those subjects and see where that takes you. You will find that you are interested in a very broad subject, but you should be excited and satisfied with narrowing your focus down even this much.

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