1. The SDN iPhone App is back and free through November! Get it today and please post a review on the App Store!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Changing Majors...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ROCKet_gurly, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. ROCKet_gurly

    ROCKet_gurly Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2001
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Everyone,
    I am currently a second year Biology major but the more I realize how the next 2 years are going to be spent I don't think I want to be in Biology anymore. I still want to do something science related. Lately I've become more interested in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical science. Has any of you went through or are going through a B.S.P.S program? Also, do you think it's kinda late to change my major? Just wondering.
    Thanks!!
    P.S: I'm more interested in the human body and how it functions, its systems and such...not animals and plants which is what my college offers the most in.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. SunnyS81

    SunnyS81 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2002
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    It's never too late to change. Do what interests you.
     
  4. 2badr

    2badr **Switch**
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2001
    Messages:
    6,667
    Likes Received:
    1
    Check out the programs in your city for the info you need.A lot of colleges are phasing out the BS in Pharmacy.(I am not sure about the sub-programs of pharm ie medicinal chemistry,pharmaceutical science.) I know that there are still some out there but you have to do a search to find them.Head over to yahoo.com and click under "health" then "medicine" and you'll have a list to choose from.You might also want to look into biochemistry or chemistry.They may be more of what you are interested in and give you a chance to take your pre-reqs.
    Good luck!:)
     
  5. kidsmd

    kidsmd Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know much about bsps programs, but when I read your post, it reminded me of myself as a freshman because i didnt like all the plant and animal stuff that was being thrown at me; I preferred learning about people and how the body works. I changed from a bio to a physiology major when I was a sophomore and have loved it every since. Maybe it's something that you could look into and see if it'd interest you??
     
  6. Amy B

    Amy B I miss my son so much
    Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2000
    Messages:
    4,304
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I would say change your major now. You still have plenty of time. And
    you really want to major in a topic area that you find interesting.

    And if the stars aren't on your side and you don't get into med school,
    it sounds like your choice of your new major would help you in the job
    searching market.

    there are TOOOO many Biology majors anyway.;) ;) ;) ;)

    Amy Beth ( 2002 Biology major graduate)
     
  7. ROCKet_gurly

    ROCKet_gurly Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2001
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys!! I've gotten more info about the BSPS program at my university and next semester I'm going to get started in it. I'll be a little behind but I think I can play catch up in the summer. It sounds like just what I'm looking for!! It will be so much more interesting for me I think. Thanks again!!
     

Share This Page