No and no. The single major in virtually anything who merely takes the prereqs will have the exact same odds, and will work a lot less for his A's. And thus may have time for more/better ECs.
Someone posted on the forums that mathematics and statistics majors, which make up about 1% of the matriculating students to medical schools, receive some of the highest MCAT scores on average (unsure if this was exactly what they said, but it was something similar).
So if you are one of those 'correlation DOES imply causation' people, then go for it ... XD
But yeah... this question has been answered countless times that it makes me laugh because everyone keeps regurgitating the same information. Large percentages of peoples' posts are from replying to these repetitive questions...
Anyways (here is a different set of advice), try your best with one major at a time and see if the courses are too rigorous or too easy for you. If one comes easily to you, then go for the second major! Otherwise, only stick with one to optimize your GPA.
Good luck! If you want to see more of these countless threads, search the forum. You will find tons of answers and likely the same exact question.
Matter of institution. WashU for example only gives BS degrees in the engineering school, all the Arts and Sciences get BA.Can someone explain the difference in a BA in Bio and a BS? I'm assuming the BS would carry with it a more rigorous curriculum? Or maybe it's more a matter of the institution.
Matter of institution. WashU for example only gives BS degrees in the engineering school, all the Arts and Sciences get BA.
A bit odd to think of a "Bachelor of Arts in Physics" etc, but that's what it is. Nothing to do with curriculum rigor.