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should I double major to help with future job prospects or grad school?

theFadeoratortheFadeorator Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I am currently a senior graduating next fall in biology, all of my required classes are done for that major and all I need is to reach my colleges credit requirements to graduate. I currently plan to minor in philosophy and could take all philosophy classes next semester to get a second major. Should I do that or should I just stick with a minor? Will the second major help me with finding a future job in biology or grad school? Would taking extra science / math classes next semester be more helpful instead of getting a second major?

Replies to: should I double major to help with future job prospects or grad school?

  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Your double major is an interesting pair that may balance your thinking and learning. It appears you can finish the cphilosophyb
  • zannahzannah Registered User Posts: 1,088 Senior Member
    Oops philosophy. The pairing is enticing and admissions to grad school may be intrigued. I vote for double major.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 74,578 Senior Member
    According to http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-Degrees_that_Pay_you_Back-sort.html , philosophy is associated with higher pay levels than biology (which generally does not have good major-specific job prospects because of all of the failed pre-meds in the job market). But philosophy graduates do tend to seek non-major-specific jobs, since there are not many jobs for philosophers at the BA/BS level. However, their major combines humanities and logic, giving advantages in thinking skills where many others are lacking in one or the other type.
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