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Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by james1988, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. james1988

    james1988 Banned

    Mar 9, 2008
    Is it a bad idea to major in Interdisciplinary Studies and get a B.I.S. instead of BA or BS? Does this look hokey to adcoms? Would adcoms respect it or would it hurt me in the long run?
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  3. soparu

    soparu 2+ Year Member

    May 8, 2008
    is it coming from an accredited school?
  4. james1988

    james1988 Banned

    Mar 9, 2008

  5. bcat85

    bcat85 10+ Year Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    You're probably fine, but it may come off as a weakness to not have shown commitment to a particular topic. I take that interdisciplinary studies is roughly equivalent to a bachelors degree in liberal arts? If this is the case, perhaps consider at least picking up a couple of minors.
  6. 194342

    194342 Physician 7+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I look at it this way (This is a personal ideaology, many people on here won't agree in the least.) I chose my major based on what I would do if I didn't get into a DO/MD program. I am a micro major. I find microbiology very interesting. If I don't get into med school on my first try I'll probably do a masters or try for a PhD. I would say choose your major if you could use it to get a job you would like if you didn't get into medical school. This also helps keep you interested in the material while in undergrad...

    I don't know what job you can get with a degree in interdisciplinary studies...
  7. Nanon

    Nanon An urban myth. 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2000
    I got my major in Interdisciplinary Studies, and at Cal, you basically choose a focus, take classes related to that focus and then write a thesis. I've had no problem getting whatever job I wanted since. I called a few medical schools, and they thought it was interesting. (I focused on psychobiology, did my thesis on the DSM as a flawed nosological system.)

    I got a BA, btw. And I doubt that schools will have any more issue with this major than any other.


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