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Does what you choose as your major matter for admissions? I am deciding between two majors that are closely related and so that is why I am asking.

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SilverBandCry! said:
Does what you choose as your major matter for admissions? I am deciding between Human Biology, Health and Society or Human Development and so was wondering, would adcoms view one as being a "better major" than the other? (I am interested in both and they are both pretty much related and so that is why I am asking. I wouldn't major in something that I wasn't interested in, just for admissions-sake.)

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They typical response to this question is that no, major does not play a role in admissions. It should be noted that most med-school matriculants have majored in the sciences. However, it really doesn't matter which you choose. You certainly can't go wrong with a human biology major though you may be more unique choosing one of the others.
Bottom line: pick the one you enjoy -- it really doesn't make a difference.
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WildTumor said:
They typical response to this question is that no, major does not play a role in admissions. It should be noted that most med-school matriculants have majored in the sciences. However, it really doesn't matter which you choose. You certainly can't go wrong with a human biology major though you may be more unique choosing one of the others.
Bottom line: pick the one you enjoy -- it really doesn't make a difference.
G'luck
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the latter also seems to be more epidemiology, public health type of thing (like MPH stuff)
but it doesnt matter as long as u hit the nail on the prereqs and mcat
 

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As long as you're not applying for kicks, it doesn't matter :D
 

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WildTumor said:
It should be noted that most med-school matriculants have majored in the sciences.
Lemmings.
Of the people that actually apply, the non-sci majors tend to do quite well.
 

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SilverBandCry! said:
Does what you choose as your major matter for admissions? I am deciding between Human Biology, Health and Society or Human Development and so was wondering, would adcoms view one as being a "better major" than the other? (I am interested in both and they are both pretty much related and so that is why I am asking. I wouldn't major in something that I wasn't interested in, just for admissions-sake.)

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Yes, it is recommended that you have a major
 

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are you going to Cornell?
 

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Yeah I will be a junior
then whats the difference? you're already done with the prereqs anyway.

Besides, they'r both bullsh*t majors, so who cares
(I'm about 30 feet from MVR as i'm writing this ;))
 
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geno2568 said:
then whats the difference? you're already done with the prereqs anyway.

Besides, they'r both bullsh*t majors, so who cares
(I'm about 30 feet from MVR as i'm writing this ;))
lol, yeah but I have to declare something
 

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Everyone majors in bio- unless you're in love with bio I'd pic something more original. You'll stand out for picking something that interests you.
 

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Lemmings.
Of the people that actually apply, the non-sci majors tend to do quite well.
I'm majoring in Bio and i dont think i'm a lemming!! sheesh.
do what you love and if that happens to be a "typical science major" then go for it.
 
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