Hey all, I've got a academic question for you. I have been wondering if a second degree in philosophy (science and math option) in addition to my degree in materials engineering would be a help in getting into a materials phd program in the US? I have a 2.9 GPA, which is extremely low, due to family problems these last two semesters. That alone should be crippling to my chances, but I am only a sophomore, and have two and a half years, at least, to bring it up. I love both subjects, but I can only see myself teaching and working in engineering at the University level. Philosophy is a way for me to "ground" what I learn in technical classes, if that makes any sense. I'm currently registered for a philosophy minor, but it looks more and more like I'll be able to complete the BA in an extra semester. In addition, I have research experience in an unrelated department through a women in technology initiative, and I will be applying to a lab in my department for the spring. I am in a handful of engineering, political, and sports clubs, but I understand that these don't matter as much for graduate school admissions. Would a minor in philosophy and a minor in chemistry be better, admissions-wise? Thanks!