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Biology/Psychology Double Major

ahenshawahenshaw Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited October 2008 in Other College Majors
Hi all! Before getting into the main point of the topic, I'd like to discuss about myself a bit (no, I'm not egocentric or anything, I believe it's relevant(sp?) to my inquiry.). My MBTI type is ENFP, for those of you who are familiar with that assessment. It's a Jungian Psychology test and it's actually fairly respectable and pretty accurate...it's like 95% accurate in describing me. I am currently an Engineering major but I absolutely HATE it. Well, hate is a strong word I guess but....I can not imagine myself doing this for the rest of my life. However, Psychology and Biology are both areas I've always been interested in and subjects I excel at....is it wiser to pursue a double major in both, or should I just stick to one. I want a career hopefully where I get to work with people (something medically based...not necessarily physician, but definitely something in medicine)...so...I guess my question is is a Biology/Psychology double-major worth it? I've looked at the requirements and stuff and with some of the overlap they have, I could feasibly complete the degree in four years, plus I'd be taking classes in the areas I like. Any comments, or have I pretty much just answered my own question?
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Replies to: Biology/Psychology Double Major

  • ahenshawahenshaw Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    No thoughts or anything anyone?
  • SkullduggerySkullduggery Registered User Posts: 600 Member
    I don't honestly have any help, but it's funny that I am an INFP and considering the same major. You have answered your own question: you can go into the medical field and take classes that you enjoy with a bio/psych double major, so why not give it a go?
  • runningwriterrunningwriter Registered User Posts: 367 Member
    Have you considered neuroscience? It is essentially a combination of biology and pyschology, but under one major.
  • ahenshawahenshaw Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Thanks Skullduggery and runningwriter. Yeah, I have noticed that sometimes career/major choices for INFP/ENFP are sort of the same, despite the initial difference. And my school does have neuroscience as a graduate degree, and most people I think going into it either major in Psychology, Biology, or both...so it is something I've considered.
  • starbrightstarbright Registered User Posts: 4,660 Senior Member
    Actually if you major in psychology, you'll learn there is very little empirical support for Myers-Briggs. Its pop psychology by consultants and well known in the workplace, but not considered legitimate by personality researchers.

    I know it has a lot of what we call "face validity". I demonstrate this in my class: I provide my studenst with randomly assigned bogus results, and about 90% are so impressed that it sounds just like them. Try it with your friends....and do switch to psychology!
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