I’m currently a biochem major in chem 262 (math methods) and am finding it very difficult. Would medical schools view it negatively if I switch to biomolecular science?
I hope you are doing well! I can understand what you’re going through and want to let you know that you are not alone! Many students come into college with a major in mind; however, when they embark on that path it may not be what they want for a variety of reasons. I hope you don’t let this deter you from your goal, currently of which, is getting into medical school! Throughout all the advice I have heard and have read, your major truly does not matter as long as you can complete your prerequisites. In your case, if biochem isn’t what you were expecting and you want to change it, I say go for it. At the end of the day, I think it is important to remember that medical school admissions are holistic, so as long as you are pursuing something you enjoy, you should be fine. Also, I was also hoping to be a biochemistry major as well but ended up doing biomolecular science and according to the counselors, the two majors are relatively similar.
Overall, I would say switching to a new major is completely fine. If you want to feel more at ease, try talking to an LSA advisor. They may be able to give more input on your specific situation.
If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out or come to office hours which start next week.
Hope this helped!
Bushra, PMH Advisor