Should I major in Biochem with Biology or just Molecular biology?
I want to be a genetic counselor. Biochemistry with Biology is definitely the harder of the two majors, and I am concerned about pushing myself too much. But, it has more of the classes I'm interested in. However, I am more interested in the biology side and I don't want to take six hard chemistry classes and labs if I don't have to. #biology #biochemistry #molecular-biology #college-major #college #college-advice
As Aaron mentioned previously, if you're more interested in the biology side, then definitely look into schools that offer Biology with a Molecular focus. You may even be able to minor in biochemistry if you'd like. I got my MS in Genetic Counseling about 10 years ago and has a BS in Biology going in - biochem was not a pre-requisite for most of the programs that I applied to (it was for one program, so I waited another year and took Biochem I and Biochem II after graduation and before applying to grad school), but you may want to do some research on what different GC grad schools might require. I did have to take a certain amount of psychology classes as pre-req for grad school, so make sure to save some room for those credits as well!
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A lot of Universities offer Biology with a Molecular focus. I would recommend looking into that as it cuts back on deep Chemistry requirements but does often have you take more Biochem bridging courses instead.
Goodluck out there!