I met with an advisor today and we made a plan for the rest of my education. I have a few concerns, which I hope to get some feedback on. Right off the bat: will having a BA instead of a BS keep you from getting into graduate school (studying a science)?
I changed my major from Geology (B.S.) to Zoology (B.A.). Instead of 3-4 years, I can finish in two years (not counting next year, which I'll be spending taking free classes). Here's a breakdown of the next few years:
Fall 2008: Work full time while taking Introductory Biology (first half) and Introductory Geology (Earth Systems Science).
Spring 2009: Work full time while taking Introductory Biology (second half) and Statistical Methods
Fall 2009: Quit job. Ecology and Evolution, Organic Chem (first half), and Field Geology. (this will be 12 credits...i.e. full time)
Spring 2010: Genetics, Organic Chem (second half), Molecular and Cell Biology and Earth, Life, and Environments Through Time. (15 credits total)
Fall 2010: Take Population Genetics, Evolution, Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Petrology and Mammalogy. (15 credits total)
Spring 2011: Take Advanced Genetics Lab (or Speciation and Phylogeny if it's offered), Earth Materials, Developmental Biology and Structural Geology. (12-14 credits)
So here's my question: If you were in charge of deciding whether or not to let me into grad school for paleontology or something related to it, would this be a nice undergrad course load? Keep in mind a few things: I plan on doing undergrad research, I plan on doing a paleo-related field camp and I'm a good student (and friendly and well-rounded to boot).