Double Major or...Double Major..or Double Minor?

<p>So I've been looking at colleges and I currently have a dilemma.
I'm planning to double major in Biology(with med school intentions) and _____ when I get into college, but the entire latter half is very shaky.</p>

<p>Looking at my top 2 choice schools, I can go to a famous large public university and double major in Interior Design, which is always passion of mine and would might hopefully possibly could(notice my word choice) score me a part-time job in that field while balancing med school later on in life(My dream med school is in a hi
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I could go to a much smaller private university that doesn't have an Interior Design major, and from there, go off on two tangents: Double major in something like Chemistry and die a slow and painful death in exchange for a better looking application, or double minor in something less relevant, like Architecture and Sociology (which also interests me, but not to the degree of Interior Design).</p>

<p>Which school/setup do y'all believe one would benefit more from?</p>

<p>O great lords of CC, please lay your load in my hands.</p>

<p>As far as medical schools go, they won't care if you "double major" or "double minor" in anything, mainly because they only want to see that you can handle the pre-reqs and score decently on the MCAT. More importantly, they also want to see that you're committed to becoming a physician through your personal statement, your shadowing, and your volunteering.</p>

<p>If you go to the smaller, private university, you can still major in anything you want if medical school is still your ultimate goal. You don't have to major in chemistry just because you think it'll "look good." Again, medical schools do not CARE about your major. Major in what you're interested in and what you'll be successful in during undergrad.</p>

<p>For both schools, I would say only say to double major because you WANT TO, not because you think it'll "look good" for medical school. </p>

<p>*If<a href="and%20that's%20a%20big%20%5Bi%5Dif%5B/i%5D">/i</a> you get into medical school, you probably will not be able to handle a part time job in interior design. This is because medical school, for all intents and purposes, will be your "job", every day. I've heard that it's actually more common for people to quit their jobs once they have an acceptance in hand.</p>

<p>And now I'm curious. If interior design is your "passion", why do you want to become a doctor?</p>

<p>I was never big on "minoring" in anything - I don't think anyone particularly cares to see a minor on your transcript, as long as you have the pre-reqs for whatever you're pursuing. So fill up your elective course space with either courses you enjoy or courses you need to obtain a particular job, while your major (if biology) should cover most/all of your pre-reqs for medical school. Also, leave yourself time and energy to prep for the MCAT once it's time.</p>

<p>It is better to major in something you will do well in than something you will hate and struggle in. Why do you want to go to medical school? Most of your interests don't sound like they are medical in nature, but rather social and design related.</p>