Rising Soph: Double majoring in chem and econ - worth it?

<p>Hi guys,</p>

<p>I am a rising sophomore, economics major. </p>

<p>back in high school, i was more of a science oriented person, winning science awards, etc. however, under my parents' recommendation, i have decided to pursue a major in economics (economics was my second best subject). i have taken chem 2080 in spring 2010, and to my surprise, got an A+, suggesting that i'm not so bad in chemistry afterall.</p>

<p>now i'm in the dilemma of choosing between majoring in economics or double majoring in econ-chem. the problem is, i am afraid that by double majoring, my grades might be pulled down (hard sciences have a lower median, if i'm not wrong), affecting law school admissions upon graduation - esp. because i would have to take physics, which i haven't taken since sophomore year in high school. however, i'm afraid that majoring in economics only would also be a little too plain and boring.</p>

<p>so my question is, do you think it's worth it to double major in econ chem?</p>

<p>i don't mean to sound condescending, but chem 2080 was a little soft this spring. this doesn't mean that you aren't good at chemistry, it's just simply something to keep in mind.</p>

<p>personally i would look into the double major. yes, this will increase your workload, but an economics degree by itself can be a little weak. plus, it only has eight classes by itself, making it not too difficult to add a major. and physics can be tough, but at least it's not honors or engineering physics.</p>

<p>so my answer is yes- it is worth it.</p>

<p>Yeah, looking ahead it can help your job prospects a lot.</p>

<p>i took physics freshman year of HS and thought it was very difficult. i took physics in cornell in soph year and ended up with A+ first semester. i think if you can score an A+ in 208 chemistry, you shouldn't have that much problem with other classes unless you are just that lopsided. however, why are you even thinking of double majoring if your goal is law school . . . if you were pre med, i can maybe understand double majoring, as a backup or a grade booster, but law school? are you using chem as a backup? cause i do agree with you, chem major will probably drop your overall gpa and affect your law school chances.</p>

<p>Doesn't make sense to add a chemistry major to economics when your goal is law school, unless you are particularly passionate about chemistry. It will probably drag your grades down a bit and affect your law school chances adversely.</p>