Long story short (or maybe not even so short..) I started out college with an English major.. discovered I hated it, flirted with nursing/public health stuff, and have finally settled on a (maybe) biology degree. Say I get all of the pre-reqs out of the way plus biochem, genetics, and histology/animal physiology classes, will it really hurt my chances to not have a biology/chemistry major?? If I go that route it will take me at least 5 years total (probably more like 5.5). Or I could have the pre-reqs plus the extra 'helpful' classes with a BA in Liberal Arts Studies (because of all the English hours) in 4.5. What would you do? Will it look worse to take a long time for the Bio major or to be done sooner, but with a more general degree? All of this is assuming, of course, that I do well on the MCAT and maintain my current GPA (3.97). I have volunteer experience (Free Clinic, Big Bro/Sis), clubs, and had 2 jobs throughout college (working in an ER and an urgent care center). I'm not trying to go Top 10 or anything, just state schools most likely (Kentucky, Tennesse, or Alabama,) Also, this may be a completely ridiculous question or asked a lot, and if so I'm sorry. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated though.