Topic: What should I major in?
June 16, 2019 / By Celosia Question:
So it's the end of the my junior year and I need to start the college application process but I'm starting to second guess on my major choice. For the longest time I've always planned on majoring in pharmacy but I fear that the work may be too redundant or pharmacy school may be too difficult. I know that I would like to do something in the healthcare field, but it cannot be anything like a doctor because I automatically faint with the sight of blood. So far these are the math/science/ap courses I have taken and plan to take my senior year:
Freshmen year: Bio, Algebra II
Sophomore: Chem I, Geometry
Junior: AP Chem, AP English, Spanish IV, Trigonometry & Elementary Functions (pre-calc)
Senior: AP Bio, Calculus, AP English, AP Psychology
If anyone has any experience of pharmacy school, can you please tell me about the level of difficulty? I know it's definately not a walk in a park, I just don't know if you have to be a genius to make it.
As of now my gpa was somewhat butchered because of AP Chem in which I got a B+ (and I know that sounds bad but I had a very tough chem teacher and very few received A's, but she made the AP Chem test seem easy so that was a positive). So I believe my gpa lies around a 3.8.
I don't have a problem doing a lot of work, it's just the intelligence part that scares me.
If anyone has any other suggestions other than pharmacy that you feel may suit me, please tell! I love working with kids so I was thinking about specializing in pediatric pharmacy but once again I'm second guessing about pharmacy and I can't job shadow because legislation requires patients records to be kept private.
Also, if pharmacy is recommended, what colleges are respectable to apply to. I live in Pittsburgh, so I know there's always Pitt and Duquesne, but any others?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this! I'm just in such a need of advice because the guidance counselors at my school, well, they don't really give guidance except for where certain classrooms are!
Annona | 8 days ago
Pharmacy probably won't be *too* hard for you. Seems like you at least have the intellectual capability to do it. Pharmacy will be hard work, comparable with other professional schools like engineering, nursing, kinesiology, etc... when compared to the letters college.
If you did well on your AP science exams then I can't see why you shouldn't
tackle the science oriented curriculum of a pharmacy major. I think you can do it.
3.8 GPA is very impressive! :] Good job! My GPA is nowhere near that!
Pharmacy is very difficult because there are not a lot of schools and one too many
students to apply to the schools.