biology major

  1. Perchperkins

    Is a Psychology as a pre-med major a bad idea?

    Hi guys! Well I’m a senior in high school and I’m going to be a freshman in college next semester. I’m going to be a premed student so I dwindled down my major options to either Psychology or Biology. I’m leaning towards psych though since it’s a tad more interesting. I know that people say you...
  2. LCRUF

    Waiting last minute to shadow a Dentist/volunteer?

    Hello all! Here is my current situation: I will be starting my Senior year at the University of Florida in the Fall and I plan on applying to UF's College of Dentistry, as well as other colleges(I will more than likely be taking a Gap Year, I also need advice on this). My current Overall GPA is...
  3. C

    Combat medic deciding college major

    starting this fall i’ll be entering boot camp and school to be a combat medic in the national guard. When my training is over i’ll be working in a clinical setting on base and plan to volunteer when possible for on line mission (overseas) with a unit. Since i’m in the guard it one weekend out of...
  4. Karrarhsepe

    Which school is better for Pre-Med: UCSD, University of Washington, UT Austin

    I have been accepted into UTA and UW so far. I am finding it difficult to choose a college. At the moment, I am drawn to the atmosphere and social life at UT, but I am also drawn to the academic rigor and ranking of UW for pre-med. I've heard that UCSD and UW are socially dead? Is that true? I...
  5. J

    Graduated March 2016 with a low gpa. Trying to figure out what steps to take next.

    Hello everyone, I have a extremely low undergrad GPA with a Biology BS degree. I was going through some severe mental issues that had not be diagnosed until after I graduated. I have taken steps to have a healthier mind and would like to go to veterinary school now. I've researched on google...
  6. T

    options for low gpa?

    I just graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biology and hope to attend dental school in the coming years. I know my gpa is lacking severely, but that doesn't mean that I am willing to give up. I chose a major that I was unable to excel in, but at the end of the day I know I learned so...
  7. B

    What are my chances of getting into Canadian Medical schools?

    Hi, I am in my 4th year of my biology degree at Acadia University, and was wondering if anyone knows the chances I will get accepted to medical schools, particularly Dalhousie, Norhtern Ontario, MUN.. etc. I am going to be taking a year as an independent student while I apply. - 3.5 gpa -...
  8. A

    Can you become a veterinarian with only a biology degree?

    Hi, I'm about to attend college in January, however, I want to make sure I have everything set before attending. I have researched an in-state college that offers a biology course. On their website, it says "In all of its forms, from the molecular level to the whole organism, studies in biology...
  9. A

    Are you able to become a vet with only a biology degere?

    Hi, I'm about to attend college in January, however, I want to make sure I have everything set before attending. I have researched an in-state college that offers a biology course. On their website, it says "In all of its forms, from the molecular level to the whole organism, studies in biology...
  10. Joemm426

    HOW DOES THIS LOOK SO FAR?

    CA Resident GPA: 3.81 Studying 9th edition Exam Krackers and receiving weekly private tutoring for MCAT summer 2018 Cell Biology Major Community College transfer to Public UC 350 Hours volunteering in ICU ICU Volunteer coordinator for one year (non-paid) 100 Hours shadowing surgeon...
  11. G

    Career Path Help?

    Hello to everyone here at SDN, I'm new to the forum and joined to help myself decide on the right career path. Currently, I'm working on getting a Bachelor's degree in Biology. The problem is that the only career I feel excited about that I can get with a Biology degree is Dentistry and all...
  12. P

    Unsure about PT, Optometry, Pharmacy, or Other

    I am a sophomore and have recently switched from Biology to Pre-Physical Therapy. Despite my decent grades (As-B+s), I feared my upper level Biology classes, as I thought I didn't have much interest in most of them, and didn't want a bad GPA. I was especially affected by my Genetics lecture and...
  13. D

    Low GPA 2.5, need advice

    I am a 23 year old female graduating next semester from a private university in Utah. I am graduating with a 2.5 GPA in microbiology. I have not taken physics, organic chem, or biochem. I didn't decide I wanted to do medical school until a month ago. I fear it is too late and I won't be able...
  14. A

    Applying to AUS med school with US Bachelors

    Basically I am about to graduate soon with a US Bachelors in Biology and minor in chemistry... I am planning to move to Australia (it has always been my dream) so I can apply for med school there. I've been searching on the internet and I always see answers for how people from Australia try to...
  15. F

    Withdrawal from class in Undergrad

    So I am planning to go into a pre-med program possible after I get my associates in Biology or if I end up transferring for the following spring or fall but ended up withdrawing/dropping a class due to work overload. I was taking 5 classes and 3 of them with separate labs. I am working part-time...
  16. D

    Biology to DH to Dental school?

    Okay, so I have been dealing with a bit of a problem these last few months. I'm currently enrolled in a four year school as a biology major, having most of my general education requirements and basic science courses (Bio, Gen Chem) out of the way. I'm now going into my Sophomore year at the...
  17. T

    Pre-Med student in serious need for help/advice !

    I am a biology major who one day hopes to go for PA or MD. I know my circumstances are very very slim , you do not need to tell me that. I am going to a state school and following coursework for a BS in Biology. My Freshman year I took gen. chem 1+2 (B,B) , psychology(C+), bio1 (C) and...
  18. R

    Depressed, quit pre-med, now a U-turn?

    [tl;dr skimpy resume] Hi everyone, this is my first post and I apologize if there are similar stories, but I would like some tailored advice. I just finished my premed prereqs from a competitive school with a BA in Biology. I was dangerously depressed in the latter half of college and suddenly...
  19. S

    Are BME classes (Biomedical Engineering) all considered as biology classes?

    FOR ADEA dental application Are BME classes (Biomedical Engineering) all considered as biology classes? Some of my BME classes are ethics in engineering or some is Statistics for BME so I don't know if have to consider them as biology classes or consider them engineering classes under Other science.
  20. T

    How do I look?

    Hey guys, I decided to make an account here on SDN to really get some insight as to what I should do. I am considering to go to school for either an MD or DO but preferably MD because I hear that there's many more options for an MD rather than a DO such as certain specialties like Hematology...
  21. Stevens_Solstice

    Jobs for B.S in Biology? Backup for plan

    Hello I'm planing on becoming an Internist, I'm apart of a program that covers for my tuition for College. Their requesting I have a backup plan If I don't make it in becoming an Internist. I'm not sure what jobs I can do with a B.S in Biology if there are any. Any suggestions is much...
  22. DarkCharism

    Pre-MPH epi, Mostly Bs

    Hi I'm an aspiring MPHepi student on the 4th/7 semesters of undergrad. I'm interested in the life sciences, and spend all my time studying but seldom seems to break the A threshold, which is rlly the only healthy grade for a growing GPA. I go online to read about all these consistently high...
  23. The Dude....

    Organic Chem - Pre-MD: Organic Chem for Biology Major or Organic Chem for Chemistry Majors...???

    Alright gentleman, Got a dilemma. Signing up for organic chem...only problem is my university has two. One set for Biology majors and another more in-depth for Chemistry majors. Which one do I take? If the chemistry major one isn't required for MD schools then I would like to take the one for...
  24. K

    Any tips for studying?

    Hello, I'm a sophomore majoring in biology. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for studying for biology tests? I read the textbook and review the notes like crazy, yet I never make an A on the tests. ☺
  25. emergencygirlm

    Nursing to Bio Major Has lots of questions.

    I was a nursing major for my first year of college. Some of the classes I took were anatomy 1 and 2, Microbiology and pharmacology. And I did great in all of my classes. I ended the year with around a 3.3GPA. How ever I found the nursing profession not to cover what I actually was interested in...
  26. F

    To be a Health Science vs Biology major....?

    I just got accepted to CSUF for fall 2016 as a Biology major. :) I am not someone with a lot of time to just focus on school only. I have a 6 year old son & I work part-time to be able to go to school. I want to do Pharmacy school later down the road. Is biology a very tough major? Should I...
  27. D

    Should I get Nursing degree, Biology degree, or none?

    I am currently a junior in college and a Certified Pharmacy Technician in the state of Texas. I started out college with the plan of becoming a nurse, but then I changed my major to biology due to being misinformed and thinking that pharmacy school required a Bachelors in Biology. During my...
  28. D

    Major & Study Abroad advice?

    So I'm planning the rest of my undergrad with my advisor and I'm pretty conflicted! My ultimate goal is to be a dentist and ideally start D school right after senior year. However, I'm also dying to study abroad and very passionate about Spanish and want to incorporate these things in my...
  29. F

    Can I get into Suny Optometry?

    I am a Biology Major. I am planning on taking the OATS soon. I have a 3.53 overall GPA and 3.2 Science GPA. I did a lot of shadowing this year. My weak point is that I have 3 C's in science classes (mistakes as a freshman and sophomore) but turned things around junior and senior year. Based on...
  30. S

    Possible Undergrad Minors

    Hi! I am a freshman at SUNY Albany. I am an intended Biology major on a Pre-Med track. My academic goal is to go to medical school and become an anesthesiologist. My academic advisor had mentioned looking into minors to kind of "spruce up" my med school application (starting early). I was...
  31. Shy_Gemini

    Post baccalaureate program question

    Hi all. I was just wondering if a person can enter a post baccalaureate program if they majored in biology and already took some of the required pre-med courses? I imagine this would be a waste, but I thought I'd ask. Would it be better to find a master's program with upper division science...
  32. N

    Pharmacy Technician to Pharmacist questions

    Hey you guys! I am a current student taking general education courses and pre reqs at a community college. I knew I always wanted to be in the medical field i was just never sure what i wanted to be exactly...until recently i decided to become a pharmacy technician. then after that get B.A then...