I'm really struggling with the prospect of either getting a degree in biochemistry or one in nursing. In both cases, my main intention for the degree would be to go on to medical school, but in the case of the nursing degree I could later opt to go the CRNA route; I have no issues and feel that the work of a CRNA is comparable to that of an anesthesiologists(probably what I would go into as a MD/DO anyway.) Nursing pros: 1. Backup plan for CRNA. 2. I get to have somewhat more of a life in my undergrad. No crazy 12-15 hours of lab a week. 3. I have room for a bit more well-rounded coursework. 4. Very employable right out of college making good money. 5. A good chunk of the nursing terminology/etc. will overlap with later clinical in medical school. Nursing cons: 1.Chances for research are dismal. 2. Not a very strong core of upper level bio /bio chm classes. I'll be behind the curve a bit in the first 2 years. 3. I = male; there are biases everywhere it seems. 4. I really don't know if I'd truly like nursing school/nursing in general( I like science stuff). 5. Biases in admission to medical schools. Biochemistry pros: 1. Good, solid coursework that will directly apply/overlap future medical school coursework. 2. Great/plenty of opportunities for research. 3. I know I'll like most of the coursework, unlike nursing which I'm unsure of. Biochemistry cons: 1. Not a very "employable" degree, relatively speaking.. 2. Heavy math reqs for the degree; math is my Achilles heel. Even though I have a 4.0 now, I think I'll get bent by higher level math courses. 3. Very focused course load and not as much opportunity to be well rounded in other disciplines. When I talk as a biochemistry major(I'm a bio chem/molecular bio major right now,) everyone talks to me with great respect etc. Many professors have told me I'm one of the best students they have ever had(chemistry professor of 35 years told me I'm his second best student he's ever had, and he even pulled up the data on his computer to "prove it.") When I talk about possibly going into nursing, however, it seems that I hear an audible intellectual groan. I don't know what I'm going to do, and I hate being undecided like this. I need to make some major decisions soon, and my school counselors seem fairly worthless, so any feedback is helpful/appreciated. Maybe I should post this on a nursing board too.