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Is it better to pursue a major that is not necessarily focused on your post-undergrad plans?
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For example, I'm interested in going into the optometry field after undergrad, but I'm not sure if I should take the more common route and major in biology, or biomedical sciences, or if I should just major in something that I would be happy doing if I don't end up doing optometry?

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3 years ago[edited]

hey, I think the answer to your question is dependent on your thinking. if you absolutely want to get into optometry and pursue a career in it you should definitely go with biology. if you don't know what you want to do yet but a certain major makes you happy doing and has good job opportunities (because ultimately we go to college for a job) go for it! being interested in this field definitely will help you perform better as you actually have a passion for it. remember you have many options and don't have to restrict yourself to one major or career and if you really cant decide you can double major even though this is hard it'll help with your career and make you happy! hope this helped.

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