dont most dental schools require physics? therefore, you need to take physics regardless?Unless it is required for your major, Physics is pre-med since it is a tested category on the MCAT. Plus, if you can't do well in physics it may drag your BCP GPA down. Anything other than gen, orgo, or biochem would likely be overkill for dental school, I would recommend upper level bio- physio, histo, anatomy, etc.
Hey I like your comments especially since I graduated with a BS in math and physics. However my GPA is a 3.27 and I applied to dental school this past year and didn't get in. The schools have told me to keep taking more upper level bio. So yes I do think the analytical skills I developed will help me when I get into dental school, but unless you can keep the overall GPA 3.5-3.7 with a degree in physics I would not recommend it if you interested in dental school. I thought that my lower GPA would be given some consideration due to my double major, but it appears the first cut is made solely on numbers (GPA and DAT). However I must say I'm doing post bac work now taking genetics and biochem. I'm looking at A's for both classes, but the thermodynamics I learned in physics has made biochem that much easier. So as you said, a background in physics helps with the other sciences.I envy physics majors. If my college offered physics major, I woul have been majoring in it. I would definitly recommed physics major. Why? It is one of the toughest major. That is not to discourage you. But the skills that you develop as a physics major are essential for sucess in every type of science. Physics is about the world around you, you will come to learn every bit and piece of this world in way that your fellow business majors will never think of. Yes, your life will be hell. The courses are very difficult and sometimes the concepts are very abstract (Quantum mechanics?). But I would still do it if Had the opportunity to do so. By the way, I am not a physics major. (But would love to be one).
And there are very few people who go down this path. So you will definity be a unique one if you do choose physics major.
Physics (and math) majors rule!!!
Definity do it, if you have the ability, talent, and the COURAGE to do so.
If you value your 4.0 GPA, than yes go for business or communcation. But I personally value a physics major with a 2.7 more than a busines, english ...major with a 3.5.
Bingo.Do Chemistry better yet biochem. Your major will be in one of the tougher classes you will have in dental school, requirements for the class are molecular, cell, and micro, two very useful classes, as well as physical chemistry which can satisfy your physics craving.