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Electrical Engineering to Neuroscience?

HorseViolinHorseViolin Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hello, I'm currently a undergrad in Electrical Engineering, I went in interested in AI, biomedical applications and control systems. Problem is I'm having difficulty keeping up with the pace of my electrical courses and I'm having difficulty understanding topics, which never happened to me in high school nor in my freshman year.

I'm considering switching majors to save myself from losing my full ride but I would like to know possible options as I would still like to work in the same fields. Now I'm not saying neuroscience is easier but in high school I took AP science courses without having to give much thought to what I was doing as it came a bit more naturally to me. Engineering courses on the other hand have proven to be the opposite as I find myself spending more time on assignments than my classmates and I have less work to show for it.

So, I've looked at neuroscience and biology as possible options but I'm wondering what paths I could take with them. My GPA isn't stellar so idk if switching majors would make me appealing to med schools. I'm used to being told by engineering faculty that engineering will guarantee me a job after graduation, my current job is STEM related but I was mostly hired because of a recommendation from an engineering professor. What jobs are available if I switch and will my background in engineering be useful?

Replies to: Electrical Engineering to Neuroscience?

  • Dancer14Dancer14 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    If you really feel that you might lose your full ride and aren't even sure if this is the right major for you, of course switch it.
    Do you have interest in neuroscience? It definitely is one that many people do if they're looking towards medical school, like a lot of sciences, but it can also be something on its own too. https://neurosciencemajor.osu.edu/careers-neuroscience goes into some careers in neuroscience based on level of education, so I hope that is helpful for you :)
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