The evidence suggests otherwise- biology majors compete with biology majors, education majors compete with education majors, business with business, but you get the drift.I agree, If I could change one thing about undergrad, I probably would have chosen a non-science major such as anthropology. I majored in Biochemistry and it is just too much science and I really had no time for any classes I was really interested in. Also, I think it sets you apart from all of the science majors that are applying.
How can you be so sure??The evidence suggests otherwise- biology majors compete with biology majors, education majors compete with education majors, business with business, but you get the drift.
The percentages in the applicant pool parallel those in the enrollee pool. Check the figures in the link given in the earlier post. The "more interesting" part is in the eyes of the beholder.How can you be so sure??
I think majoring in something other than the sciences would be more interesting and make an applicant stand out more compared to the thousands of bio majors that apply, especially if the non-traditional student did well in both.
My schools science advisor told me not to major in science because I'm a business major...Biology as a major, and no minor for me.
Who told you particulary NOT to pick a science major? That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard so far. You can major in anyfield; however I say do yourself a favor and major in biology. By majoring in biology, you will fulfill your dental school prerequisites and your major's courses at once. Anyhow, you are going to take science classes such as biology, chemistry and physics as dental school prerequisites. Why not start taking them earlier and get used to them? There are more intense science courses to come in dental school, and majoring in biology or anything close to it like chemistry will make you much more prepared for them and also for your DAT. Speaking generally, people majoring in science [such as bio, chem, etc] do better in their DAT [There are exceptions though]. This way, you will also save yourself a couple of years compared to majoring in arts, business or similar majors. Do not forget shadowing a dentist for a good amount of time, and checking out if you like the career.
BTW, who told you particulary NOT to pick a science major? That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard so far.
Atta-boy with the business major. I did Business and Accounting, but I'm a bad example because I went back for my science classes. I don't know if you're going to want a Finance major/concentration with all the extra science courses you're going to need to take. It's up to you, but Business is a real compatible (professionally) major for dental school.My schools science advisor told me not to major in science because I'm a business major...
I totally agree. There will be plenty of time later to worry about making your application attractive to an admissions committee. Try to learn as much as you can in college and let your studies guide you to a profession, not the other way around.This old topic, huh? I'll weigh in the way I always do on this. Yes, major in something you like...but if you want to work in health care shouldn't science BE "something you like." ...
(This is my opinion so take it as that) If, for example, Government was the major that interested you most in undergrad (more so than biology) why not try going down a career path that uses government. (again, this is my opinion) To me its like saying "Yea, I want to play baseball some day but right now soccer really interests me so I'll spend my next 4 years doing that and play baseball afterwards."