I have a problem, I think. So for the past three years of high school (I'm a junior) I've focused mostly on medicine and biology in terms of extracurriculars/coursework (taking a biomedical pathways class for all four years, volunteering at a local hospital, being an officer in a club called HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America, taking AP Biology, getting an A in the class and a 4 on the test, and SAT II Biology M, getting a 780). One of my main motives for pursuing extracurriculars and classes in the biology/biomedical field is because, when I was 10, my mother visited Iraq, our home country, and told me of the despicable conditions of the hospitals there, and how often suicidal car bombings and whatnot occur, and how it's better to die in such an explosion than have to be in a hospital there because of how bad the conditions are--from then on, I decided that I wanted to work to improve conditions there (I'm fluent in Arabic and ultimately want to move there and start to work to do so), and although I no longer want to attend medical school (the cost and time involved is too much for me, and my dream has now shifted to starting a biotech company that can provide some sort of assistance to hospitals there), I still want (or at least, wanted) to pursue a major in biology or something along those lines in college.
However, I've recently experience a major interest change. Actually, that's not entirely true--I've always been very interested in history, for as long as I can remember. I was one of those dorks that memorized the U.S. presidents in elementary school for fun, LOL. And recently, becoming more educated in politics and history had made me realize that pursuing a career in politics can really provide a "realistic" way to combine my love of history with an occupation other than teaching. I've also been reading more about politics and really find it fascinating, particularly with the current presidential election, and have been getting more informed in U.S. political history. Because of this, I've realized that being involved in politics can perhaps help me accomplish my dream of helping Iraq by targeting the direct problem of corrupt politics, or potentially being a political correspondent or journalist that would eventually be successful enough to be a freelance investigative journalist that can expose the many problems of Iraqi government. I know that's a potentially unattainable vision for the future, of course, but my dream is what shapes me and motivates me.
So, the problem is (sorry this is so long!), I want to apply to colleges under a polisci major next year. The problem is that none of my extracurriculars or classes really reflect that I have a major interest (granted, I got a 780 on SAT II World History and a 5 on the AP World AP exam and A in the class), and I won't have time to this summer because I'll be gone for much of it visiting Iraq (for the first time in 15 years...irony?). So, when I apply to colleges this fall, should I apply as a polisci major, aligning with my "newly" discovered personal interests, or as a biology major, and switch, or should I apply undeclared? I've heard from others that applying undeclared requires you to take more GE classes (which would cost more, and money is an issue for me), so I'm kind of leaning away from that option, but I'm afraid of being rejected for applying in a major that would make no sense to colleges if I don't explain this entire situation. I've always found history easy and interesting, and biology confusing and hard, and have to work much harder to do well in those classes, and I'm afraid of burning out, not doing well, or not enjoying my time in college if I apply as a biology major.
Thank you so much if you read this! I know it was very lengthy, and I will greatly appreciate any advice I receive.