1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, be sure to check out How To Get Into Dental School, our free downloadable PDF with step-by-step details for dental school applicants!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
  4. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

5yr plan, to long for a bio major?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by JRMDR, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. JRMDR

    JRMDR Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys, sorry, I was hoping to get some input on this question thats been bothering me a lot.
    I am going to probally end up taking 5 yrs to get my bio degree and business minor. Is that too long cuz if soo, i was wanting to take more sciences during the regular year bu tI also dont want to fall behind by doing this, what do I need to do?
    Thnaks again
    RAJ
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure that I understand your question...
    However, 5 years to get a degree is totally fine!!! As far as taking more science courses--how is your science GPA right now? If it is really good than don't bother taking anymore unless you would like to enrich your knowledge or would like to take some courses that you will need for dental school. It's nice to take your last year easy...If your science gpa isn't doing so well than do take more courses and try to boost up the math/sci gpa!
     
  4. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2001
    Messages:
    3,339
    Likes Received:
    11
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Yeah, I don't understand your question either! One thing that I do understand is that 5 years to complete a Biology degree with a Business minor is definitely not "too long"!! It took me almost 6 years to complete my Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Microbiology! 6 YEARS!!! So, if you want to take more science courses then do it! You'll need to do what ever it takes to make your application competitive and presentable! Good luck.

    :cool:
     
  5. JRMDR

    JRMDR Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys, I really appreciate your input. Im sorry I wasn't clear but the thing was, I thought dental schools looked down on applicants who took more than 4yrs. Im glad you guys clarified that for me. THANKS AGAIN
     
  6. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2001
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    OH no! They don't look down on you because you took 5 years as oposed to 4 years to get a degree. Lots of people even get masters degrees or further before applying to dental school....
    and this is by far, longer than 5 years.
    Goodluck and don't worry!!!
     

Share This Page