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    Hey, I cannot choose at all between wanting to pursue a degree in dentistry, or a humanity such as international Relations so that I could go into working in the government (if all goes well haha) .
    The problem is though, they are two very different fields, and for dentistry you normally require (for IB) HL chemistry and biology, however for the humanity path I was planning on taking HL Philosophy, History and French

    I don't know what to do! As I have such a passion for both, please help!

    (Btw I originally entered my options regarding the humanity route)


    If you don't have a passion for dentistry or medicine, perhaps reconsider. I think medicine based jobs require a lot of passion and if its not there, you'll struggle. Have you considered taking a levels instead of IB? You could do a level Chemistry and Biology (requirement for dentistry) and then a level Philosophy and History (I do these and want a career in Government/Politics/IR/etc). Then you would have two career path in one set of a levels.
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