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BME and ECE Double Major

SassyStressedSassyStressed Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I am a current senior who just applied to several BME programs and have been accepted to some. However, I was recently informed that a BME undergraduate degree would be insufficient to obtain a job. Since it is too late/hard to change majors at this point, I was wondering if a double major in BME and ECE be possible/beneficial? I am also very interested in ECE but chose to major in BME because I love the medical aspect of BME. I am also thinking about applying to medical school after undergraduate.

Replies to: BME and ECE Double Major

  • KF7LCEKF7LCE Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    Engineering majors usually diverge past the first year into more specialized classes, with little crossover between them. Getting a second major in eng'g would take another 2 or 3 years after completing the first one, and I think that time and money would be much better spent getting a graduate degree in BME or something rather than spending 7 years in undergrad.
  • MichiganGeorgiaMichiganGeorgia Registered User Posts: 4,459 Senior Member
    I have to believe it's really not too late to change your major..Kids do it all the time in college. My son started out in BME and switched after first semester to EE. As long as you go to a school with a good engineering program I'm sure there is a way for you to switch later if you want. I wouldn't do the double major.
  • xraymancsxraymancs Forum Champion Graduate School Posts: 4,582 Forum Champion
    As the others have said, the second degree will take you at least a year extra to complete. You should immediately talk to the university and see what your options might be for changing majors. It is done all the time and they might even let you do it before you start. It really depends on the university. My school, Illinois Tech, always has a number of students changing majors between Engineering and Science and within Engineering at the beginning of their first semester.
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