Let's say I'm applying for immunology / virology for a school that offers that major. Will I be considered with other students applying for that exact same major or just in general biology students? I know that chancing and acceptance rates are different per major, but I don't know if they would be within those specific majors. For example, UC's have a very low biology acceptance rate (at least some of them), so would doing a specific major like immunology instead of a general biology major increase my chances?
Trying to game the UC Majors to improve your chances of acceptance is not recommended because many state schools are cracking down on that. Instead, they are making it hard to impossible to switch majors say from Linguistics to CS or EE at a top school like UCB or IU or CMU. At UC Berkeley for example, in prior years you had to choose your major and get evaluated only for that major. Now they are more flexible, you can choose your desired major and an alternative major if you are not qualified to be accepted for your intended major.
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