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Bio or Chem Major?

Hi!

I am currently a junior in high school and I am interested in majoring in a science in college (pre-med track). I absolutely love chemistry (I am in AP Chem right now) and find it super interesting but it is not my best subject (85-90% range) because I struggle a lot with problem-solving and the conceptual aspect. However, despite how hard it is I really do want to do better. In addition to AP Chem, I am also in AP Bio and I am doing pretty well in that class (97%). But, I think the reason for my high grade is that the rigor of the class is not up to the standard of the actual AP course because my teacher does not really know what he is doing. I never found biology particularly interesting because it seems like the same concepts are being repeated over and over again. In fact, the only chapters I have found interesting so far are the biochemistry topics. I am debating whether to major in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochemistry in college because I am a little torn between pursuing the subject I love, but am very good in, or the subject I perform well in but do not thoroughly enjoy. I would like some advice from current students in the majors. Thanks!

 
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Hi @nc4131,

Ideally, you should have a strong background in the subject you are majoring in. Biology and chemistry are interrelated and so ideally you should have high grades in both. But, if you have a significantly large discrepancy between your grades in the subjects, you should choose the one you're doing better in.

Ultimately, once you enter college, you should be able to switch majors fairly easily, especially if they're under the same sub-school within the college.

Hope this helps!

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