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Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies

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

  1. james1988

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    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?
     
  2. soparu

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    is it coming from an accredited school?
     
  3. james1988

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    yes
     
  4. bcat85

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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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  6. Nanon

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    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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