I had an interesting theoretical question that I was discussing with a childhood friend during a recent road trip. Say you have a guy who did his undergrad in political science and then went on to law school. Then, this guy became a lawyer and made some money. Now, let's say he moves to the SF bay area and does really well for himself as a lawyer. One day, in his late 20ties, he randomly meets some geneticists working for Genetech and becomes really interested in their work. He goes on to read a bunch of journals and gets inspired. He wants to get at a minimum a masters and hopefully a PhD. Assuming, money and training center aren't an issue (he's got money and he lives near Cal and Stanford), what would this person have to go to do that? Does he have to do undergrad all over again? Take the SATs all over again? Do the whole dorm experience? How can he fullfil his science requirements otherwise? Let me know what you guys think.