Did I Make a Big Mistake?

<p>I'm currently a sophomore majoring in BME. However, I just learned that majoring in BME for undergrad is a bad decision and is best pursued at the grad level. I planned on going to grad school for BME anyway, but what about my undergrad major? It's 2nd semester of sophomore year, I think it's too late to switch to another engineering major. Should I switch or stick it out?</p>

<p>If you are planning to go to grad school in BME anyways, then I don't think majoring in BME is a bad thing.</p>

<p>Then why are there so many posts saying that it is?</p>

<p>They are just saying B.S in BME alone is too broad to get you a job straight out of college. I think you would be fine if you get a M.S degree in it.</p>

<p>B.S. in BME is kind of useless for getting a job, but if you are going to go to grad school, then you should be fine. I would actually recommend going all the way to a PhD, since the field is research-heavy.</p>

<p>Ok thanks I feel better now</p>

<p>You can get a job with a BME B.S. degree but, for any technical position, you're going to be lumped in with bio/biochem majors, even though you generally had a tougher undergrad experience. If I'm right, this also applies to med. school.</p>

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Well, not necessarily. Last summer I interned at a top Fortune company where Biomedical Engineering majors/graduates were paid the same and qualified for all of the same jobs as ChemEs, MatSciEs, and ISEs. On the other hand, if you were a non-engineering (Biology/Chemistry/Physics) major, you were paid significantly less and started much lower on the "corporate ladder" once you graduated.</p>

<p>Which company was that? If you don't mind</p>

<p>Wow I was going to major in biomedical engineering and do pre-med. Turns out if I dont' make pre-med my "safety net" of engineering is useless as well!</p>

<p>Pre-med is the worst choice possible for a "safety net" major. Only a small fraction of pre-med majors ever even get to the point of actually applying to medical schools and the majority of them do not receive even one offer of admission from a US medical school.</p>