if i want to be a vet, what should i major in? and if i want to be a neonatal nurse, pediatrician, doctor, etc., what should i major in?
- DianaLv 42 years ago
The most common major for any health profession would be Biology, because everything you just mentioned needs some sort of med school afterward, anyway.
- 2 years ago
Biology is a good standard for these careers
- 2 years ago
For vet school you can major in anything you like. My daughter who is now a vet started out doing Computer Science but switched to Psychology. That was a clever choice because she was able to do her undergraduate thesis on animal learning and it was good enough to be published. That made her a great candidate for vet schools which are very competitive. Of course she had to also cover the pre-med prerequisites during her undergraduate years.
With regard to your other choices, human medicine could follow pretty much the same track although obviously your undergraduate thesis would be different. They really like Medical School applicants to be literate so you might consider majoring in something like English or History.
For nursing you would want to go directly into a Nursing programme. There would then be no pathway to either animal or human medicine.
- CarolOklaLv 72 years ago
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO MAJOR IN. just take and pass all the undergraduate courses the medical schools and vet schools REQUIRE you to have for admission, often two semesters of general chemistry, one semester of organic chemistry, one semester of bio chemistry,. one or two semesters of physics, and maybe one or two semesters of calculus OR basic statistics, AND two semesters of ENGLISH.. What that is on quarter academic calendar i do not know. The medical schools and vet schools have the admission s requirements on their web pages.
Your major DOES NOT MATTER, AND YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR MAJOR, MULTIPLE TIMES. more than 50% of college students change their major at LEAST one time.