Bioengineering vs. Materials Engineering


<p>I'm trying to decide whether to do bioengineering or materials engineering for an undergraduate degree. I plan on going to an ivy-caliber graduate school for either business or law, but would like to establish a background in one of those two engineering fields first, as an undergrad. </p>

<p>My top choice major when applying to schools was bioengineering, but now after reading some threads here, feel that I may be better off in a more traditional field. Would materials engineering count as one of these more "traditional fields"?</p>

<p>Or would I still easily be able to find jobs after I graduate since I will be doing business/law in addition to bioengineering?</p>

<p>Btw, I was accepted to UCSD bioengineering and UCLA materials engineering if that makes a difference.</p>


<p>I'd go with bio if you are planning on doing grad work in law/business.</p>

<p>Any specific reason?</p>

<p>I don't think it makes a huge difference which you had in undergrad, since you're planning on getting a post-grad degree from a different institution.</p>

<p>Also, if you decide to not go the med/law/other non-technical degree route you'd probably have better luck with a MSE degree than bioengineering, though I know at my school MSE was considered a more difficult major than Biomed.</p>