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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dr.Su, May 31, 2002.

  1. Dr.Su

    Dr.Su Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    just wondering if there are many people like me who are non-science majors. i am a lit major. anyone?
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  3. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    I just happen to be an English major. I'm not all that interested in lit crit, though. I just like to read books.
  4. jot


    i'm a history major ... but also doing a bs in bio
  5. Dr.Su

    Dr.Su Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    sometimes i wonder if i will get penalized becaused i haven't taken many uper level science courses. thanx for the replys guys, keep them coming.
  6. boo_yah

    boo_yah Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    Philosophy all the way.

    Nietzsche is awesome.
  7. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2002

    I am a double major in Psychology and Chicano Latino Studies....And dont worry, you wont get penalized for not taking upper level science classes, take the pre-reqs including biochem if possible...

  8. boo_yah

    boo_yah Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    Philosophy all the way.

    Nietzsche is awesome.
  9. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2000
    ann arbor
    hmmm there are more philosophy majors than I thought!

    lakers all the way. :)
  10. Catalyst

    Catalyst Enjoying Life 10+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Music is where it's at! Fun classes, non-competitive atmosphere..

  11. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Spanish Language & Lit and Latin American Studies....very scared about med school :rolleyes:
  12. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Music (vocal performance) and Biology double major.
  13. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    I'm planning on taking few additional Bio courses to get up to speed: Biochem, Cell, Micro, etc. I also want to take human gross anatomy through our health science program.
  14. English Chick

    English Chick Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Palo Alto, CA

    (It's not a coincidence that Chekhov and William Carlos Williams were doctors.)
  15. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    I think that pursuing a liberal arts major as an undergrad over a science major is much better for a variety of reasons:

    1.) Less stress
    2.) For most of us premeds, undergrad is the
    last chance to "expand your horizons" in a formal educational setting. Med school doesnt give two s#$#s about Plato, Heraclitus, and Dostoevsky.
    3.) You stand out in admissions circles.
    4.) Laid back professors in liberal arts professors, which give awesome recommendations

    Those are some reasons why I selected an English major. Despite this, I did manage to do well in Organic chemistry and Biochemistry. MY ADVICE FOR NONSCI MAJORS, HOWEVER, IS TO TAKE A GLUT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY COURSES; ON THE 2003 MCAT BULLETIN, THERE IS A POST THAT THEY ARE OMITTING ONE ORGANIC CHEM PASSAGE AND REPLACING IT WITH ONE MORE MOL BIO PASSAGE. MCAT makers LOVE molecular biology due to the rapid advancement of the field. I found myself prepared, again, because of Molecular Bio and Biochemistry, both of which should be taken b4 the MCAT for a significant edge. :)
  16. encee

    encee Member 7+ Year Member

    May 4, 2002
    los angeles
    Sociology is the best!!
  17. Jedi In Training

    Jedi In Training Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by encee:
    <strong>Sociology is the best!!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sociology major here too.
  18. nezlab99

    nezlab99 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2001
    General Studies. I know, I know, it sounds like a blow off major. And it is! No, not really. I mean it can be, but I'm taking a lot of hard classes anyway.
  19. Bonds756

    Bonds756 6 time MVP 7+ Year Member

    May 16, 2002
    Hi. I was a history & sociology of science major (just graduated). It was a really interesting major and greatly complimented what I learned in my science classes. Explaining my major was the one thing I was asked in every interview I went on. So it can be good, as long as you are sure to take several more natural science courses than are required for being a pre-med.
  20. Dr. Parker

    Dr. Parker Junior Member

    May 24, 2002
    Entrepreneurship (limited access) Either that, or another business major.
  21. Ida1

    Ida1 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    A BA in Communication and a BS in Mediation and Coflict Management, here.

    I took all of my science pre-requisites 7 years after graduating with my second bachelors. (I'd taken math and geology for my degree requirements.)

    I got secondaries at every place I applied, so I don't think it hurt that I wasn't science-oriented. Each school has their own set of pre-requisites, so having the right mix of classes is more important than having any specific degree.
  22. Harry Truman

    Harry Truman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2001
    Political Science baby!!!!!!!!!!
  23. jintonic5

    jintonic5 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Biology and Society Major- I have to take 4 biology electives and a bunch of science related classes(technology and law, us health care, the history of women in science)... i affecionately call it bulls**t bio cuz it gives me a fairly strong science background and at the same time classes that deal with health related issues... a lot of latitude. it's not really a science major, but with such a range of electives you can make it as hardcore science as you want(i chose to take a middle of the road approach).
    Ok, so it's not your pure humanities major, but lots more social science than a normal bio major would bargain for.

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