1. P

    Which recommendation letter from a science professor is better?

    Hello, I have a question regarding the recommendation letter from a science professor. Ideally, I would like to receive a "Personalized letter," but unfortunately, I can only submit one of the following two "Generalized letters": 1) Molecular and Cell Biology II (one semester): Received an A...
  2. Alexd0223

    How to Prepare for Organic Chemistry?

    I am a sophomore chemistry major, and am about to take organic chemistry. I have just recently finished gen chem 1 and 2 in the spring and summer semesters, and earned A's in both. From what I hear, Orgo is a completely different animal. I have just under a month before the class starts, and...
  3. D

    Colorado biomedical science masters degree

    I’m really interested in University of Northern Colorado Masters in Biomedical sciences. I was wondering if anyone had any information on the program like how many people get accepted to professional schools afterwards? What is the program like? How is the final test at the end and how did you...
  4. P

    DAT Breakdown (22 TS / 21 AA / 30 PAT)

    As a first time DAT taker I really didn't know which study resources to use or what to expect on test day. After reading lots of reviews on different resources I decided to get DAT Bootcamp (and only DAT Bootcamp). I've always been a deeply curious student and as a medical biology major I...
  5. K

    PA prerequisite grades

    Hello, I will be graduating this semester with my B.S. in Neuroscience. I’m trying to figure out what route I want to take and I’m stuck/would appreciate any advice. I am deciding between doing a 12 month accelerated nursing program for non-BSN holders or trying to apply for a PA program. I...
  6. B

    Is this considered “Other Science” for AADSAS

    Hi I just have a quick question. Would “Wetland Environments” be considered an “other science“ course. It’s in the Department of Geosciences. Based off this list ( Geology...
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    5 sciences 1 semester

    So I'm planning to take 5 sciences in one semester. Intro to Human Physiology Organic Chem 1 Physics 1 Genetics Intro to Neuroscience (21 hours weekly) no labs this semester except for a bio lab. It comes out to be 16 credits out of the 18 max I can take. Am I crazy or doable? I'm doing...
  9. B

    For all you science h8rs, How science-heavy is dental school?

    Hey y'all! I am an Anthropology Pre-Dent major who is really struggling with keeping motivation with her science classes. I hate all of my science classes. I would rather take Comp 1 and Comp 2 over and over again than to take Biochem next semester. I am doing alright in my science classes with...
  10. F

    Science Journal Club

    I am interested in starting a new club at my college. However, many clubs are meaningless and are there just to put on applications while they don't do anything. While I am also interested in putting it on my application, I want it to have some purpose. I was thinking about starting a science...
  11. L

    Need some help and advice on scheduling for next semester!

    So I am in a community college and I am hoping to transfer May 2020. Next semester, I am schedule to take Physics 4A (calculus based), Chem 1B, Botany (Bio), and Calculus 3B (calcu 2). Also, possibly a general ed course that is worth 3 credits too. All the sciences have a lab. I am a freshmen...
  12. SciClin

    My "core science" classes won't be graded? How will schools view this?

    This is quite a specific scenario, so I apologize if the (# of people helped) : (effort put in to answer question) ratio is rather small. My school allows students to take placement exams for nearly all "core science" classes. In short, I will not have the following classes on my transcript...
  13. Lupin21

    VMCAS Questions and Rants c/o 2023

    Please post all your VMCAS questions and rants here for ease of finding information for the 2018 application cycle. Good luck all!! ETA For questions redirected to VMCAS: VMCAS Customer Service (Help with the application): 617-612-2884 or [email protected]
  14. R

    Do these classes count towards my science GPA

    I'll be applying to D.O schools next year and wanted to double check if these courses will count towards my science GPA Anth 102 physical anthropology Hlth 160 Health and Welnnes Env 101 environmental science
  15. bsneuroscience

    Overwhelming Freshman Year Schedule??

    **This is my first post on this website, so I'm not 100% sure how to navigate within forums, and I couldn't find a SPECIFIC answer to my question, I'd really like some advice on my decisions! I will be graduating high school in 2 months and will be heading off to a 4-year state uni, it's not a...
  16. S

    How many 300-level science courses too take?

    I will be a non-matriculant at a university, so I will only be taking upper level science courses. I was planning to take three 300 - level courses. Is that too much?
  17. I

    Does Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science count as Science or Non-Science?

    I took 3 classes that classify as Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science and the course name was PSCYTRY 199. I am unsure if that classifies as science or non-science because behavioral health is listed as a non-science whereas biobehavioral health is listed as "other science". This would make a...
  18. N

    Not a "Science Person"

    Nontraditional on a couple of fronts, just dipping my toe into the water of seriously considering a career shift. But despite the persistence and depth of my interest in medicine and medical research (over the past, say, 5 years), I've only recently started giving it serious thought, mostly...
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    Do animal biology courses count towards science GPA?

    Would classes such as Animal Behavior, Ichtylogy, Mammology etc. all count towards the BCPM GPA for dental school? They are all in the Integrative Biology major courses, which is 1 of two biology major departments at my University. The other major probably has more human related bio courses, but...
  20. S

    LOR: would this count as a non-science letter?

    Hi All! I have a somewhat specific question about a letter of rec coming from a professor who taught me a non-science course that was listed in a science department. This professor knows me very well, so I definitely want to use this letter. The course is listed as in the department of...
  21. T

    entropy question and how it relates to protein folding states

    Since systems move from a low number number of states (lower entropy) to a high number of states (higher entropy)- following the second law of thermodynamics. How does the protein folding move from a high number of potential folding configurations to its theoretical local state follow the second...
  22. P

    How to get involved in undergraduate research?

    Hello, I am currently a sophomore in college and want to get involved in research. I am not sure where to start looking for opportunities. I heard that students can directly contact professors to inquire about possibilities but I am unsure whether or not that is the best path to take. Thank you...
  23. O

    Is this a science class?

    Hi I recently saw on transferology that this class that is an allied health anatomy class fulfils the anatomy requirement for OSU. I was wondering if it counted towards my science GPA? ITs under the Allied Health department and its called "ANAT & PHYS FOR ALLIED HLTH I"
  24. J

    HELP! Deciding on Which Pharmacy School/Grad School Route to Take?!

    Hello Everyone, I am currently in a tough situation regarding pharmacy schools and master programs. I have applied to many schools from in state and out of state. I applied to the following schools: University of Touro, PharmD. (Vallejo, CA) - No Interview California Northstate (Sacramento...
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    Anyone with similar stats?

    Hey did anybody hear any good news, either interviews or acceptances with a DAT of a 21, 3.3 oGPA and a 3.1ish science GPA? I’m applying in June !
  26. K

    science ga courses

    hello- I understand to apply for schools most of them will look at science/ science + math gpa which tends to include the bio/chem/physics/A+P as well as any/all math courses I was wondering that if I take a "science" course during my winter break to possibly boost my gpa (and hopefully boost...
  27. F

    PCOM Biomedical Sciences 2018-2019

    I was wondering if you guys thought I had any chance of getting into PCOM biomedical sciences program for the fall of 2018. My Stats: cGPA: 2.87 GPA over the past 2 years: 3.08 MCAT: 492 (retaking) I have made significant progress over the last 2 semesters, making deans list. Do I have a shot?
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    Does Med 120 count as science GPA?

    I'm taking medical terminology as a silent science GPA booster instead of one of the more obvious classes like nutrition or intro to microbiology, and I was curious if it counted to wards my science GPA ? It's called MED 120.
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    BCP vs Science GPA difference..?

    Just curious what the heck the difference is between these two... Have searched anywhere and can't find it. I read BCP consists of upper and lower level courses, such as Physiology, Biochem, Molecular, etc. Anyone have a list?
  30. KeepingUpWithK

    At my breaking point (Advice Needed)

    Latley I've been so stressed out with my college courses to the point of me feeling like I want to quit. I'm now stuck with taking nothing but sciences and a few electives. I'm trying to get into a dental school, even talked to the director of admissions. I've asked for her advice and she told...
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    What should I do if I get asked about low MCAT sciences?

    Hello everyone, So my MCAT is 511 with 125 in Physical Sci, 131 CARS, 126 Bio, and 129 Psych/Soc. Clearly my science scores are the lowest, and it genuinely was kind of a freak score for me as my practice tests were somewhat balanced (but my strengths are verbal/logic types of things despite...
  32. LhopitalsRule

    Science Enthusiast with Bipolar 1, could I handle Med School+Residency?

    So let me introduce myself, I am a semi-nontraditional university junior with a strong interest in science. I have completed most pre-health sciences curriculum (Anatomy/Physiology, Chem, Calc, ect.) However, I also deal with bipolar disorder and don't know if I could handle the stress and time...
  33. D

    Which Dental Schools for Low GPA/ 23 DAT?

    Hi SDN, I am wondering what schools I should be applying to for a realistic chance. I have a very low GPA and science GPA, but an ok DAT, which I know doesn't make up for my horrendous GPA but I wanted to give it a shot this year. oGPA 3.13/ sGPA: 2.90 DAT: AA 23/ TS 22 Bio 22 Gen Chem 22...
  34. RedWhite&Blue

    What are your personal likes and dislikes for the Animal Science field?

    I've currently getting my BA in Animal Science, and will soon be making the choice whether I want to pursue dairy science or equine science. Either way, there are many contributors to why I love/don't like Animal Science. One thing I love about it is the diversity of animals I get to work with...
  35. vonrecklinghausen

    DAT Scores (26 AA 30 TS) UCLA, UCSF, UW?

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    Phd Pharm Science or MD

    Hello, I am a rising senior in college. GPA 3.4 (very poor representation of my intelligence but I have issues with test taking) Chemistry major. I have always wanted to be a doctor but something in me changed this past semester and I began investigating a life as a Phd in Pharmaceutical...
  37. cincodemayobb

    Explaining low science GPA

    Stressed out recent grad here. I am applying to medical school this summer, taking the MCAT in a month. My science GPA Is about a 3.07, and my overall is 3.56 or so. I have faced some significant hardships over the course of my college career, I worked at least 4 jobs throughout while dealing...
  38. R

    "Easy" science classes looked down upon??

    Hi everyone! I was talking to my advisor today about how since I have the space in my schedule, I would like to take classes in the sciences that a biology major wouldn't take, just because they interest me. I told her I wanted to take intro to environment, astronomy, Jurassic physics, Etc...
  39. L

    Writing a LOR Template??

    I recently asked one of my professors if he would be willing to write my a strong letter of recommendation, and he agreed, but replied asking me to send him a template that he can edit. He's a very busy man, so I understand why he might not have the time to sit down and write up an entire LOR...
  40. F

    MS Columbia (Sociomedical Sciences) Public Health

    Has anyone been accepted into the MS degree (in History and Ethics) in the Sociomedical Department at Columbia, and would like to share their experiences with the degree? Does anyone know how difficult it is to get in? Is it more/less difficult than getting into the MPH at Columbia?