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Dual Degree: Biomed Eng & Economics - From Alumnus

espacio123espacio123 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
Hi There:

I just graduated with a dual-degree in biomedical engineering and economics from Case. Let me know if you have any questions about either program, Case in general, or doing a dual-degree!

Replies to: Dual Degree: Biomed Eng & Economics - From Alumnus

  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 11,950 Forum Champion
    Did you finish in 4 years? How did you plan it out? Was it significantly harder than a single major? Would you do it again? How did you choose both majors? Why?
  • WaitingInCPAWaitingInCPA Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    @espacio123 - my son has been accepted to Case and plans to major in Biomedical Engineering. Any general advice on BME? I'm pretty sure he will go onto grad school for either a MS or PhD. What are your post-graduation plans?

    What was your concentration within BME?
  • espacio123espacio123 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    No I took an extra semester, because I didn't plan it out as well as I should have. If you plan ahead, yes it can be done in 4. Yes it was harder, primarily because you're taking extra courses every semester and the workload increases.

    I would do it again. I would just plan ahead.

    I wanted to get a mix of management and technology. BME/Econ allowed that.
  • espacio123espacio123 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    biomechanics. BME is the toughest major on campus and you need to really want to do it in order to excel. There has to be some passion and burning interest, because that's what is going to get your son through it. If he doesn't like it early, he should quit before he gets too deep. I'm working in consulting now.
  • WaitingInCPAWaitingInCPA Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    Unless something changes, I don't think I have to worry about the passion side of things. He is leaning towards biomaterials or tissue engineering for a concentration.
  • espacio123espacio123 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    Then he will be fine. A lot of students enroll because of the ranking and not genuine interest. I'd recommend he take it easy in the beginning and focus only on school. The slowly add on research and everything else. Start strong.
  • WaitingInCPAWaitingInCPA Registered User Posts: 178 Junior Member
    Thanks for the advice. He is still waiting to hear from WashU and Rice, but I think Case is the front runner anyway.
  • collegeapp2448collegeapp2448 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Do you know anything about the rigor/success of the finance program? Additionally, do see a huge benefit in double majoring as opposed to minoring in business?
  • espacio123espacio123 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    I don't know much about the finance program so I'd rather have someone else comment on that. I do think there is value because double majoring allows you to take a lot more business courses than a minor. It broadens your skill set and makes you more valuable to an employer.
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