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General studies Major

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by #FutureDoctor14, May 18, 2014.

  1. #FutureDoctor14


    May 8, 2014
    Hello everyone! I will like to know if majoring in General Studies with a concentration is a good idea to apply to medical school with. I have a lot of credits that really does not apply to a degree and since general studies is like an open degree where I can get all my prereqs in, and also upper science courses, I thought it will be a good idea (but I might be wrong) I'm really confused at this point. Thanks guys
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  3. TheWeeIceMan

    TheWeeIceMan And like that... *poof*... he's gone. 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2009
    What does a general studies major do if they don't get into med school?

    Personally, I wouldn't recommend a general studies major, but I suppose it won't really hurt you if you make it to medical school. Not sure how adcoms would look at something like general studies, but I'd imagine some would be a little skeptical of it's academic rigor
  4. Boolean


    Oct 14, 2013
    I personally do not know if medical schools would accept such a degree. I cannot find any confirmation of such, but likewise I cannot find anything indicating they wouldn't. I personally recommend it, but YMMV.
  5. Frostbite22

    Frostbite22 Iraq Lobster

    Mar 3, 2014
    This major and the interdisciplinary science major is really only designed to get into other programs (med, pharm, vet, radiology assistant) if you fail to get accepted though I have NO idea what you would do.
  6. #FutureDoctor14


    May 8, 2014
    Thanks guys for your replies appreciate it.
  7. Donald Juan

    Donald Juan 5+ Year Member

    May 22, 2011
    Of course they'll accept it. Is there any major they don't accept?
  8. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    No one will care what your major or your minor is. Just do well in it.

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  9. Boolean


    Oct 14, 2013
    I state this as I haven't heard of a general studies degree past the AA level being used in graduate coursework.
  10. familyaerospace

    familyaerospace 7+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    In my books, GA
    I know people with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies/General Studies (Emory offers a bachelors level) and I *think* that was the degree a friend of mine obtained at the Masters level. She's doing some high tech social media consulting thing now.
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  11. jm192

    jm192 7+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    Never Neverland

    I've listened to multiple adcoms say they could care less what you major in, if you double or triple major, etc.

    As far as "what are you going to do if you don't get in?" that's valid. Even if you want to do post-bac work--you'd be better off starting from a bachelor's in Bio or Chem than a general studies degree.
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