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Is majoring in biology worth it?

Planning on majoring in #biology, would you say it was worth it? if not then why?

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Mayra’s Answer

Hi!

Personally, I found it to be very rewarding and challenging at the same time. You will come across several tough aspects whether that is with classes, peers, mentors, or even just how well you retain the material. But for me, it was always a passion of mine and I don't regret it one bit. There are so many things that can be accomplished in science, especially biology but I believe that there is so much work to be done! If you find yourself questioning your passion and if it's even worth it definitely take a step back and analyze the core problem of why you believe it may not seem worth it. And if this problem was fixed would it still be enjoyable for you? I love being able to help others and overall being a service to the community so being in science was something that felt like a no-brainer. Overall look at this program and determine whether you'd enjoy what you'll be learning!
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Latoya’s Answer

Yes! The previous answer is 100% correct.

I majored in biology and used it to enter the field of public health. After creatively merging the 2 (based on what I enjoy + the opportunities around me), my specialty is in infectious disease outbreaks. Super fun!

My original goal was med school. When that didn't work out, I got really discouraged and slowly became open to more options.

How? By remaining honest and true to the things I like the most:
- helping people
- human science
- connecting people

Consider thinking similarly from your own perspective as you navigate options in biology courses AND careers.

Latoya recommends the following next steps:

No matter your gender, check out careergirls.org ! Experts (including myself) provide real-life info in a variety of careers, including bio.
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