If you want to major in science:
Washington University’s biology, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, environmental studies, and physics are all excellent programs, with faculty members and students doing exciting research. You may also consider a traditional engineering major or biomedical engineering or an interdisciplinary major like biochemistry, molecular biology, or philosophy–neuroscience–psychology (PNP).
You will want to choose science if your plans include an M.D./Ph.D. program in preparation for a career as a physician–scientist. The Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is one of the most outstanding in the country.
“The M.D./Ph.D. program is designed for students who want careers in biomedical research,” says Wayne Yokoyama, M.D., program director. “The stunning advances in the biological sciences make it an exciting time to enter this field.”