Right now I'm a freshmen in college, and I'm a BioChemistry major. My plan has been to get a minor in history or political science (I came in to college with alot of credits for this major anyway, so I can obtain the minor by basically taking a few lectures, like 2 or 3) and have a concentration in Pre-Dental. I'm pretty good at both Chemistry and Biology, but I'm required to take Upper level Trig (I'm taking this now and basically failing) and Calculas, two subjects I can not seem to truimph no matter how I approach it.
Also, alot of the things in Biology I find VERY uninteresting (ex:anything with botony). However, I've always had a real fasicnation and 'talent' for psychology (I don't even have to take the required gen ed for it here because I tested out of the class, even though I hardly even attended the class in High School). I feel I'm naturally talented in both the science major I have now, but could be just as equally talented in the Psych major, and I feel I'd enjoy it more overall, as I feel I'd be able to help people on a much more personal level then if I were a dentist.
My BIGGEST concern is honestly the difference in salary of a psyshiatrist as opposed to a dentist, but I feel I shouldn't SOLELY keep this major simply 'for the money'. ANyone here made a jump like this, or have experience with this type of decision? I'm young and would really appreciate some more mature views on this (can't really ask loder members of my family, considering I'm the 1st one to go to college). Thanks in advance for any advice given.