College sophomore and switching majors
January 21, 2014 10:58 AM Subscribe
I am a second semester sophomore, pre-med student who has been reconsidering his options for the past few weeks. My grades in pre-med courses, no matter how hard I try, are extremely lackluster and my GPA in those courses barely hovers over a 3.0 (luckily, this is calculated after only four eligible courses). Furthermore, when I calculated my non pre-med courses I found that I had a 3.8, which was both encouraging (since I go to a top 10 school; I was a little happy that I had a GPA like this) and demoralizing because I've pretty much convinced myself that my academic strengths lie in anything BUT the natural sciences.
posted by JYuanZ to Education (17 answers total)
Logically I should switch right? The problem is that it's my fourth semester in this school, so I'll be extremely far behind if I switch. In addition, registration is almost over and I literally have three days to decide what feels like my future. AND I still have no idea what to do with my life. All my life I've been told to become a doctor and I agreed, and although I still have interest in that profession, I'm now convinced my grades aren't strong enough to stick with it I have no idea what else I can turn to. I've always been interested in academia and would like to spent time both in the workforce and as a professor but without an academic disciple to focus on I'm completely screwed.
Not to mention it's internship season... and my work experience is very research-focused... there are also some student jobs I have on my resume but I can only go so far with that.
I need some help and FAST, because my unversity's career services department is booked until next week and I can't wait that long. I haven't felt so anxious in so long.