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

Immunology/Microbio/Genetics Major vs. Neurosci major

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bza, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. obgyny

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    55
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I'll be transferring to a university soon, and I'm trying to decide what I'll major in. Ideally, I would prefer to major in Physiological Science because I'm very interested in Physiology, but I only know of like 2 schools in CA with a Physio Sci major. So I'm trying to decide between an Immunology/Mircobio/Genetics major or a Neuroscience/Neurbio major. I think the brain is fascinating and everything, but I would rather study physio because it encompasses all the systems. Imm/Microbio/Genetics would also be interesting. Anybody have any experience with these majors? What are your thoughts?

    PS: I'm not majoring in bio sci because I think it'll help my chances in med school. I am actually very interested in this stuff.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. TX515

    TX515 Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    15
    I like my bio degree because I was able to take all the above classes, plus a whole lot more. If I could do it all over again, I think I'd go the straight up bio route again. With that said, majoring in Immunology sounds very interesting to me and would be something I'd consider. If it wouldn't restrict me, and I could still take other classes like evolution, A&P, spanish, etc...I'd probably do it. Do you like genetics, immunology, and microbiology? You might want to take these classes before you decide to major in them. They will probably count for whatever science related degree you decide to pursue. Major in whatever you find the most interesting. The more you like it, the more likely you will do well in it.
     
  4. temmie

    temmie Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    ARE you transferring to a UC?
     
  5. obgyny

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,410
    Likes Received:
    55
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    yes, hopefully :)
     
  6. I'm a microbio major and I love it! I'm currently taking immunology which is really interesting. Lately we have been talking about the immune system responses to AIDS and cancer... pretty cool stuff and definitely relates to medicine. I also did a little over a year of microbio. research that I learned a lot from.

    Only drawbacks of micro: most of the micro. classes are A LOT of memorizing. I enjoy problem-solving, so having to straight-up memorize for 3 micro. classes at once is kinda tedious sometimes.
     

Share This Page