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What majors are included in becoming a veterinarian. Or doctor, or bioengineering, or seismology?

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Michel’s Answer

For medicine there is no major, but many people will take biology because it knocks a lot of the prerequisites that medical schools want. If you are wanting to take another degree such as Physics you can help yourself knock a few of the medical school requirements out while doing this degree, but the path usually requires a few more classes. I know people in medical school with degrees in psychology, biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, nursing, and others. There is no set degree just certain classes that are needed to get in. Some of the big ones are a year of biology, year of general chemistry, year of organic chemistry, year of physics, year of math, year of psychology, a semester of sociology.
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Zach’s Answer

For becoming a doctor or veterinarian, you can really major in whatever you want to as long as you take classes to fulfill your premed/prevet requirements as well. What you major in does not matter as much as doing well in your classes and on your standardized tests. In fact, many medical schools will look for a student with some sort of humanities background to gain a well-rounded student.
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Tiffany’s Answer

Hello, Gabriela! Those are all very interesting careers and they all require a different degree.

To become a Veterinarian, you study something like animal science or biology in your undergrad (bachelor's degree) and then you take a test such as the MCAT or the VCAT (or both!) and using those test scores, plus how you performed in undergrad school, veterinary science schools decide to accept/admit you into their program, which is several years and usually includes a fellowship (like a working internship where you specialize in an area of veterinary medicine. Then you graduate and take your BIG TEST - the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), which is all about the information you have learned over the last 8 years. Once you pass that test, then you can start working as a Veterinarian.

Bioengineering is very exciting with so many new discoveries and applications. To become a Bioengineer or a Biomedical Engineer, you will need attend school for four years and graduate with a Bacheloer's degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineers or a related engineering field. You will need to do a couple of internships in this area of study and have great grades in order to be one of the top candidates for a job at graduation. Additionally, many jobs in this field also require a Master's degree, which is a two year program.

Now, becoming a Seisomologist is not something I am super familiar with. However, a quick Google search tells me that you have to have a four year degree in geophysics, mathmatics, geology or engineering AND a masters in geophysics in order to become a seismologist.

Good luck exploring!
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