History/Philosophy Major as Pre-med?

<p>I am enrolling in NYU this fall. I am a well rounded student, with history as my greatest interest. I perform equally well in all subject areas. As a pre-med student, I plan to stay away from science majors and fulfill my interest in history while I still can. In addition, I would be more than content with a philosophy major.</p>

<p>I will be commuting to school, which would take about two hours out of my day. While the pre-med requirements are already intense, history or philosophy, on top of that, would be even more intense.</p>

<p>Philosophy, with its focus on ethics, would be more relevant to medicine. History would just be pure "fun" for me. </p>

<p>My biggest question is: is it possible to handle the workload that I am calling for? With two hours lost per day, can I handle science courses, along with history or philosophy courses? Can I do science research without a science major, or would I be limited to history research? </p>

<p>Finally, which is the better choice as a pre-med in my situation: history or philosophy? My backup career would be law. </p>

<p>Thank you! I greatly appreciate any replies!</p>