double major

<p>This is almost completely rhetorical, but how hard do you think it would be to double major in Pre-med and engineering?</p>

<p>Pre-med is not a major. Doing the pre-med track in an engineering program is quite possible since courses overlap.</p>

<p>Pre Med are required courses but not a major. You can major in anything, and still do pre med. If you want to go to medical school, Its recommended not to take engineering. Since getting into Medical school is extremely competitive (less then 10% admitted in many medical schools), so you need at least a 3.7 or above, and doing engineering is tough and can kill your average. But, if your good at math and sciences and can have a high average why not? But doing pre med is very challenging enough.</p>

<p>I know a lot of people who did engineering and have to take time off before grad school because their GPAs were so low. A lot of people also switch out of engineering at my school. It honestly doesn't get any easier as you advance. But there are kids who are able to do well and maintain high GPAs. I believe the average GPA for engineers is around a 2.6 at Case.</p>

<p>I wouldn't do the two together unless you're extremely confident in your abilities to maintain an excellent GPA and get into med school. It will be very difficult and I'm not sure that it's worth it.</p>

<p>Decide if you want to be a doctor, or graduate as an engineer. If you want to be a doctor there is absolutely no reason for you to take an engineering curriculum, its much to time consuming and much more difficult compared to the classes needed as a pre-med. </p>

<p>But in the case you would like to have the option open to do either one, I suggest majoring Chemical Engineering as you will pretty much knockout all the Pre-med requirements within your first two years and if your grades are the highest in the world, you still have a ChemE degree to fall back on, probably one of the most lucrative and most recruited major out of college. Many people do Biomedical Engineering which works as well, but if your grades aren't high enough for med school, finding a job as a BS in Biomedical Engineering will be tough.</p>

<p>thanks for the info, I want to work with robotic prosthetics on both the medical and mechanical fronts, but being a doctor is more important to me, so I guess I'll stick to the standard pre-med direction. Doing both seems too hard to handle.</p>