back to Admissions Advice
-2
09/24/2020 at 08:35AM

College major
Answered

Hello!

I want to go down the pre- med track, but I really don't want to spend 4 years studying biology or biochemistry. Can I major at business administration while taking pre-med classes at Duke university? Will it be too stressful?

majors
-2
10
@DebaterMAX09/25/2020 at 03:40AM

This seems like a question for Duke admissions. But what I will say is majoring in Bio Chemistry Ir Health sciences is 100% not needed to get into Medschool. You likely(90%) do not need to go down the premed track. I’m not 100% sure of this stats reliability but people who don’t major in premed have a higher chance at getting into medschool then people who do. Hope this helps.

NewYou earn karma when your answer is accepted or upvoted.

2 answers

6
09/25/2020 at 05:16AM

You do not have to study Bio or BioChem but I would stray too far away from subjects that have to do with being a doctor or running a hospital.

I think getting an MBA would serve you better as a 2nd graduate degree versus trying to get an undergrad degree in Business. So doing an MBA/MD at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, USC, UPenn, NYU is way more prestigious and carries more clout.

Top Med School Majors, # Applicants per Major, #Matriculants, % of Accepted on Avg.

Biological Sciences 30,693, 12,484, 41%

Humanities 1,678, 780, 46%

Math and Statistics 344, 163,47%

Other 8,754,3,371,39%

Physical Sciences 4,937, 2,355, 48%

Social Sciences 5,001, 1,995, 40%

Specialized Health Sciences 1,964, 721, 37%

6
Accepted Answer
-5
09/25/2020 at 09:02AM[edited]

I heard Cornell doesn't accept international students who can't fund their education themselves. How true is this?

-5
@DebaterMAX09/25/2020 at 01:20PM

Wtf you answer your own question?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Jessie09/25/2020 at 08:32PM

It was meant be a comment. Been trying to delete it all day but it seems impossible:)

@DebaterMAX09/25/2020 at 08:50PM

Ah just edit it too say accidentally posted an answer then copy paste it to be a comment. PS you can’t delete a comment. :-)

@DebaterMAX09/25/2020 at 08:56PM

So I presume you mean the Ivy Cornell. In that case they are need aware as in the factor in whether you can pay into admissions but they don’t auto deny you just because you are a intl applicant who needs aid. But factor in their 10%ish admit so it’s likely super rare an intl full need student will be accepted. Also Cornell isn’t as prominent as HYP so they receive less of the well qualified they look for thus this myth. So it’s rare but it definitely happens. Check this link out for more detail

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Jessie09/25/2020 at 10:15PM

Thank you! I've decided to major in management while taking pre-med courses at a university. Ill decide which university I'll apply to, bases on my SAT score. Once again, thank you for your help :)

@DebaterMAX09/25/2020 at 10:25PM

Uhhh the thing is Duke is more selective than Cornell but both have sub 11% admit rate. Also apply to multiple schools because nothing garuntees an acceptance. Best of luck!