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Would it be more beneficial to obtain a minor or double major?

Asked Dallas, Texas

I am a currently biochemistry student and I am very indecisive in my career path. I want to ultimately research and help in the process of creating medicines and treatments to disorders, but I also want to study genetics and cancer stem research. So, I have decided to either undertake a minor or double major in molecular biology. Correct me on this if I am wrong, but I researched that with a biochemistry degree one can utilize it to help make medicine or find treatments to diseases and disorders. Meanwhile, a molecular biology degree can be utilized to study disorders and bacterial diseases. If I double major, I will need to take another extra math course(which I despise math!) or I can minor but I do not know if it will be enough to look good in my resume for future jobs or to get a career in my fields of interest. So, which is beneficial to do, get a minor or double major? #biology #college-major #major #science #college #double-major #minor #molecular biology #genetics

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Dennis’s Answer

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In your area, I think a minor would be your best route. Many of the other areas you are interested share skill/knowledge sets (genetics, biochemistry, etc.). If your major is biochemistry, I would consider a genetics minor if offered. If that isn't then microbiology, or molecular biology.

Shameka’s Answer

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1st off GREAT JOB on attending college in the 1st place!!! Kudos to you. In my opinion, it would be great if you can obtain a minor. This way you can be more well rounded on your resume.

Shameka recommends the following next steps:

  • Get as much experience as possible such as: projects, internships, and work experience. This will all lead to getting you the job you want in the future.
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