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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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As long as you show you can do your science classes, your ok.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.