Any advice on how to pick a major/minor?
I want to become a doctor in the future, so I've heard that the best thing to do is major in biology/sciences, however, if I were to choose to major in something like english instead, how much would that impact my future career/education/graduate school experience?
Also, what are your general tips and advice on how to pick a major and minor?
Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.
Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
I chose biochemistry because there was overlap with the premed requirements and I wanted to complete my degree in 3 years.
The best thing to do is to think about what you are good at, what you want to do and if you enjoy it.
Make sure that you aren’t majoring in something you aren’t good at. Example: I am horrible at math so I made sure I wasn’t in a major that has a lot of math classes. Make sure that your looking up salary’s and finding out requirements.
Prepare to do extensive research and make sure that’s what you need to fulfill the job you want.