Is it stupid to double major in any combination of bio/biochem/chem?

<p>Is it stupid to double major in any combination of bio/biochem/chem?</p>

<p>For example, Bio + Chem double major...</p>

<p>or would it be better advised to do something like... Bio + Economics major?</p>

<p>Yes and no. It really depends on your choice of career path.
Each has its own disciplines. It is very obvious that between bio and biochem, and biochem and chem, there are overlapping courses which both majors will take. But the concentration (or focus) of each discipline is different. </p>

<p>The only reason I see why someone should major in both bio and chem as two separate major is if the person wants to become a nerd in research lmao.</p>

<p>I think you should choose one and move on to graduate school to further your knowledge. For example, bio as undergraduate, and maybe biochem @ graduate if you find it more interesting. This makes a lot more sense to me.</p>

<p>Taking double major, or even a minor is really about whether you are determine to do it. If you find economic useful, or simply because you might feel like you will end up in management, financial sector, or business, majoring in eco can be a backup plan. </p>

<p>However, it is not always possible to graduate within four years. Many people do, but I can't promise. :)</p>

<p>The reason why I take computer engineering and also request to complete second major in physics as undergraduate is because I want to continue physics in graduate school. My interest in lening toward hardware, and quantum computing. I am also interested in becoming a physics professor if I continue to find myself interested in that path. Since I want to do physics in graduate, an extra year in undergraduate can help me prepare for graduate study. It is a lot easier to know it before hands :0 right?</p>

<p>Your undergraduate major does not affect your chance of getting admitted into a graduate program unless it is told. But you may have to complete certain pre-requisites, or it is simply difficult for a non-science, or non-physics major to do graduate physics all the sudden :)</p>

<p>No. Major in what interests you, if you want to do bio and chem do it. I'm majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. I plan on pursuing grad school and go into research science, and I think the chemistry will help as like previous poster stated, biology and chemistry overlap and you need to understand the foundations and principles of chemistry to understand biology. </p>

<p>For myself, I feel that it will make me a stronger student to have this knowledge when I head into grad school. Plus, I really enjoyed the chem classes I've taken so I figured may as well minor in it as well.</p>

<p>Do what you like, not what anyone else may think is stupid or</p>

<p>a. major in the field that you like. (biology? ok). dont get into an academic ****ing contest by trying to get the most degrees/majors/minors. What matters is what you know.
b. if you realize you could be served taking classes outside the department, go for it.
For example, if you do a lot of inorganic ligand chemistry, taking inorganic chem in the chem department might be useful. if you end up liking computational models for proteins (big area of research), take some programming classes or whatever.
c. if you are close to a minor/double major, go for it, why not! but take classes that you can justify towards advancing your career/interest. if you cant justify inorganic, analytical, and physical chem as useful/interesting to you, why bother?</p>