Originally Posted by auncia
I heard pharmacy schools look more at your GPA and not which school you got your B.S. from. If this is the case, maybe i should choose UCLA instead of UCSD. If Revelle is really heavy on the GE side, it might hurt my academic performance. But then again, LA is rigorous in their courses too.
Despite our internal battles of superiority within the UC system, UCLA and UCSD will provide about an equal amount of "halo effect" on your application to pharmacy school. You are correct, a higher GPA will be looked upon more favorably.
I know at UCLA it's major-dependent. The average GPA for MIMG is something like ~2.9.
Keep in mind when you apply to pharmacy school, two GPA's are reported, your cumulative GPA and your science GPA.
I just reread your original post, ignore my speech on major. So, chemistry vs. pharmacological chemistry...how different are the programs? They may be "equivalent" if you choose to go into another career field or seek employment after graduation.
Also, since it's already May and your decision is still outstanding, are you a transfer student?