Changing major Biology to Computer Science.?
CS might be boring and tedious depending on a variety of different factors but the average CS job right now pays very well. Biology is similar in some ways: you cover a lot of stuff you don't care about and it can be really hard but as long as you don't go into marine biology (don't even get me started...) you'll A: have a job and B: earn a good amount of money. The real money and job opportunities in the biological sciences, though, currently lies in biotechnology. Biotech jobs are predicted to skyrocket in the coming decade and then level off and potentially stay there for even more decades after that. As for what you should do, though, you're in a pretty bad situation. Depending on the classes that you've taken in each area up to this point you can either use those classes for both or you can only use them for one of them. They're both good degrees to go for and if you stick with either one you'll probably realize that neither of them are all that bad. I would say if you're really not sure which one to go for then you should go for the one that you can currently apply the most credits to (that is, the one that you've taken the most classes for). That way you could potentially avoid having to spend an extra year in school trying to make up for lost ground from switching majors.
Nursing, teaching, or journalism?
Ultimately, only you can make this decision. Nursing and teaching are both extremely demanding, but can also be extremely rewarding. Of the two, I believe nursing requires more schooling, but will probably eventually offer a better salary. In the United States, nurses are in high demand. Plus, if you're a nurse in a pediatric ward, you'll still get to be around kids. Then again, we're also in dire need of good teachers. And as a teacher, you'd probably find you have more free time than you would as a nurse (what with school being out for several months every year). It sounds like you'd be okay at journalism, but that you're not really that interested in it. Don't choose a career just to please your family. Hope this is helpful!
What does it mean if it takes me 6 years to finish my 4 year nursing program?
Ideally you want to finish within the 4 year time frame. But at the end of the day it doesn't matter how long it takes you to finish but that you do. Sometimes it takes people longer because of any challenges or hurdles they were undergoing. I remember meeting a woman who it took her 9 years to complete her DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice). She was on and off with her program and sometimes did it part time. And now she's a Chief Nursing Officer! So it doesn't mean anything how long it took you to get your degree, all that matters is that you got it!
How difficult is it to major in biology on a premed track?
Assuming you live in the US or Canada, I would not major in biology unless you really love the subject. At first glance, biology seems logical - it fits all the requirements for the mandatory classes medical schools want - but it can be boring and difficult if you don't have a passion for the subject. The required courses for medical school applications are all lower level introductory classes (except for Organic Chemistry) and are there to see if you can stand the heat when it comes to difficult STEM type classes. They don't care what you major in otherwise.Assuming you are competitive for medical school, you will be one of a zillion biology majors and will not stand out. My son was a philosophy major at Penn and he caught the eye of a number of schools who granted him interviews. One even told him they wanted philosophy majors - he couldn't open a philosophy shop, so he went to medical school.My last remark brings up a point. The chances of you finishing school as a pre-med (and getting into medical school) are only about 17% according to many studies. Your school may be different - some schools never get a person into medical school - but even the very best schools have a pre-med dropout rate that is very high. If you are a biology major, what else can you do with your degree? If you hate biology, you are SOL.When I was being interviewed many years ago, I was asked what would happen if I didn't get into medical school. My majors were biology and philosophy and I loved them both, so I told him that I would get a graduate degree and re-apply. My other choices were law school or being drafted. You can do a lot with a biology degree but most of it requires further schooling.As far as difficulty goes, it has been mentioned in other answers that you have to have outstanding grades (mean= 3.7 GPA), so any major will be difficult. It is a lot easier to get a degree and good grades if you have a passion for something. The work load will be high, the mandatory classes difficult (by design) and the future uncertain. (These are all reasons why people drop out of pre-med, by the way.). Do what you like, in the end it will be much better for you.
I hate my major and I've finished three years already. I've only one year left. What do I do now?
No big deal, my friend. It may seem pretty bad to you, but you're not the only one. A lot of people fail to make the right choices and end up studying things they have no real interest in. That's because a lot of people do not have the right guidance in life, and because there is a lot of misinformation in the world, and so much information is surrounding us all the time, it can be very difficult to make the right choices.So anyway, what I would like to say to you, is that even though you spent 3 years studying something that you are not really interested in, it is still experience. Of course if you studied something passionately, you would have learned more, not to mention, would not have spent 3 years doing the wrong thing, but - it is still experience, that you can make use of later on. I assure you, at some point in your life, this work that you did in Business Administration will come in useful. This experience will serve you at some point.So it's OK. You made a mistake. It happens to a lot of people. You have to simply admit to making a big mistake and accept the embarrassment and humiliation that may and probably will come with it. Life isn't over. You have every opportunity to succeed. Now consider your lessons from this experience, and make your next choice. Go on with your life, and do better next time.
Failed a Semester of nursing prerequisites, Anatomy & Physiology, what now?
okay so ive been going to a community college for a bit over a year. ive been going a bit slowly, but ive gotten these grades biology & cells B math 50 B microbio B and a As and a B in japanese classes then i took anatomy and physiology. of the 3 science prereqs, anatomy phys and micro, you can only retake 1 class 1 time. i did fine in micro but just failed both anatomy & physiology :C and im extremely sad and regretful about this....i cant retake both! so, my question is, what options do i now have left? i never actually applied for or joined the nursing program, i was going to try after 1 more year finishing the rest of my non science pre reqs (speech, english, math 60, soc, psych.) i will talk to my counselor. but if i cant continue at this school, will i be allowed to ''start over'' at step one on all my prereqs at another community college? there has to be SOME way i can get into a nursing program still :/ the honest reason i failed this semester was because 1. anatomy was MUCH harder than anticipated and 2. after failing anatomy i stopped giving a ****, i got fairly depressed, and i hit a relapse in my bulimia, all of this exacerbating my usually light anxiety problems. im not being a crybaby, i know i ****** up and its all my fault and my responsibility, id just now like some practical advice for fixing this up ^^ i refuse to lose hope, and i know i can do well in the nursing program and as an RN given the chance again thank you