Grace: Double major in human biology and chinese studies and minor in psychology at UCSD?
I am planning to go to pharmacy school after UCSD. Human Biology is something I am extremely interested in and Chinese studies is just something I have to do which also interests me. My future career consists of going to China/Taiwan/ HongKong/ Singapore. Which is why I want to double major in Human Biology and Chinese studies. But then that will only be 3 classes a quarter. (I plan to stay for 5 years) should I minor in psychology too? Since it also fascinates me and it can supplement my future career in the medical field. But is this too wide spread?? (like I doing to much but that doesn’t mean i am an expert at it…) Help??
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Answer by jerry758
That is a lot of classes. The major in biology, whatever classes you might want to take in psychology, and conversational Chinese and Chinese history to make a minor in Chinese studies sounds more reasonable to me. Also, I hope you are in Muir College so the list of required courses for the College is minimal.
Look at the entrance requirements for pharmacy schools you are interested in to make sure that your Bio major will cover the basics between your required and elective courses for the major.
Typically you will have to take 1-3 quarters of the following: Calculus, Statistics, General Chem w/ labs, Organic Chem w/ labs, Physics w/lab, General Bio w/labs, Microbio w/lab, Mammalian Phys, Mo. or Cell Bio, Biochem, Psych or Sociology, and Econ.
I did the Animal Phys / Neuroscience and covered these except for Econ. Minor was Biological Anthropology.
Kepp your focus on the entrance requirements and courses that prepare you for the PCAT. Psych will be irrelevant to your Pharmacy School and Pharmacy career objectives. Consider more science, or econ as your minor.