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If your a pre-med student Is it better to major in the sciences or a major of your choice?

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I am a pre-med student and i would like to know which major in sciences or a major of your choice will benefit you when applying for a career or med school #medicine #biology #pre-med #physical-therapy #biotechnology #biochemistry #molecular-biology #bioinformatics

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Hwal’s Answer


Hi Michela,

You can major in anything you like, and I would say the two most important things to consider are (1) the major you find most interesting and (2) that you'll need to complete prerequisites classes for medical school application no matter what. For example, if you think you'll enjoy fine arts the most, then you can major in fine arts without affecting your chance of getting into a medical school, as long as you take prerequisites classes either as electives or in addition.

Good luck!


Hwal recommends the following next steps:

  • Think about what major you'd find most enjoyable!
  • Consider whether your chosen major leaves room to take medical school prerequisites as electives, or otherwise think about how to fulfill the prerequisites

Dr Julian’s Answer


A better question is which subject do you think will hold your interest for 4 years. If you like biology then by all means study biology. If history is more your cup of tea then go for it. Just make sure you take all the prereqs you need to apply to medical school. The majority of med school applicants are biology majors and it is a tried and true route. There are more students lately who have degrees in other fields so talk to your guidance counselor about what you feel drawn to study. Good luck.