A question before majoring

A question before majoring


You can absolutely do a Master's in a field that's adjacent to what you're studying! It just might mean a little more studying in the early stages (especially if its a course based Master's). Molecular bio, general biology, biomed, and many others would set you up well. Many people will do a Masters or PhD in a different major than what they did in undergrad.


To add, I have a BS in molecular bio and a PhD in biochem. It is pretty common for the 2 degrees to not be exactly the same.


Agreed, and in some cases its preferred. I'm a special case, but I wound up doing my PhD in chemical biology after a MSc in microbial biochemistry. Despite how it sounds, chem bio is nothing like biochem!


Chemical Engineering is pretty far from biochemistry. Even biochemical engineering is something very different. You won't be studying biochemistry, but physical engineering such as mass transfer, process equipment etc


In general you always can, as long as there is enough overlap. Just a tip though, do not go for the nanobiology program (if its the one at TU Delft) as its mainly focused on biophysics (so very heavy focused on math and physics) and will lack in biochemistry which would mean you will have to follow additional biochem courses later on to study a masters in biochem.


In the Netherlands there are currently many protests going on with angry foreign students that can't find a house. There is an extreme housing shortage so unless you are prepared to sleep under a bridge, please check if you can find a roof first before you make a payment to any university in the Netherlands. A housing crisis without solution. Awesome country though, just no houses.


More important than the name of your major is the actual coursework you complete. Admissions committees will look over your transcript, so as long as you have done well in some intro biochemistry courses, along with organic chemistry, cell biology, and the usual basic science and math courses, you should be fine.