Hello, new to the forums here.
I have recently been accepted to the University of Washington's Urban Studies program @ their Tacoma campus and I'm pretty excited.
I also plan to get a GIS certification. I love the city and hopefully one day I can be apart of the process that helps make the city what it is.
I am nervous though. At the community college I took lots of math and computer science courses. I really didn't take too many research or writing intensive courses except for a technical writing class and English 102 (<- the 20 pages research class everyone in WA has to take) - talking with my advisor she advised me most of the courses in the Urban Studies program are pretty writing intensive. Curious, are we talking big 20 - 30 pages research papers?
What I liked about my Micro and Macro economics courses were the applications of theories using graphs to predict and explain things - is their a lot of that, graphs, functions and formulas to apply things to?
and a few people who've taken GIS courses say my computer background will help when it comes to GIS courses - is this true?
(sorry for all the questions)
and finally...I'm 33 and I'll be done when I'm 35. Is it a good idea to go straight to grad school (Hopefully the UW's MUP program) right out of undergrad? Or maybe work for a year or two and see what's really going on?
Thanks, and I appreciate any and all help I can get. I look forward to contributing more when I can