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Political science major

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Cofo, May 16, 2008.

  1. Cofo

    Cofo Super Cool Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    If my major was political science or general business, would that look bad to an adcom? Which one of these majors would look the best to adcoms?
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  3. DentAZ

    DentAZ 2+ Year Member

    May 20, 2008
    I was accepted with a music/biology degree. I don't think it matters too much. I think the business would better help you with you business later in the future. What will the polysci do for you should you become a dentist? Not much.
  4. blankguy

    blankguy 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    I majored in economics a while ago. I think nonscience majors have an advantage. Schools may consider them as a breath of fresh air after dealing with a bunch of science majors.
  5. doc3232

    doc3232 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    As long as you show you can do your science classes, your ok.
  6. ak47

    ak47 flossy flossy 5+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    the midwest
    it doesn't matter. 4, 5, 6 whatever years from now when you're a dentist...who's really going to care what you majored in as an undergrad? do what you enjoy and maybe it'll make you stick out when you apply! good luck
  7. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2006

    There is no support for this claim in the available statistical data.
  8. blankguy

    blankguy 7+ Year Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    Sorry I mistyped. What I meant to say is that nonscience majors can be a breath of fresh air in an applicant pool packed with science majors especially biological science majors. Imagine having to sift through a pile of bio, microbio, molecular bio majors. It could be a nice change for the admins. It may help even if its minute help.
  9. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    I disagree. I think they don't really care as long as you have done well in high level bio/chem courses. Having a non-science degree and only taking minimal prereq's and no upper divisions above the requirements will not be good, even with a "breath of fresh air." If you have taken high level bio's and have a liberal education, then it is good, but the same can be said for those with science majors with liberal courses. It's all about variety and moderation. Any one-dimensional applicant is not at strong as a well-rounded one obviously.

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