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I came in to college with AP credit for one semester of calculus and I took the second semester of calculus in the fall. I'm taking Stats this semester... am I done with math after this or do med schools want to see another semester of calculus?
 

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Schools want to see one semester of college level math. Some schools don't even require calculus. If APing out of one semester, your options are taking Calc II or Stats.
 
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something tells me that your interest lies in neurosci.

I thought that I was done with math until last semester when I took cell neurophys... needed diff eq, prob, and lin al. If you like cell neurosci (rather than systemic neuroanatomy or behavioral neurosci) then I think you should take another semester of cal and maybe even diff eq.
 

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For most schools, you're good as long as you have two math courses (one can be stats). ie. I APed out of both Calc I and Stats and I've been fine in terms of getting in. (I hate math also)
 

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I dont think my school offers cell neurophys so I don't think it matters for me. interesting to hear that that high level of math would be required for a neuro class though. My college doesn't have many neuro specific classes in general
 

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I dont think my school offers cell neurophys so I don't think it matters for me. interesting to hear that that high level of math would be required for a neuro class though. My college doesn't have many neuro specific classes in general
my school only has 1 neuroscience course that requires advanced math, and it's a graduate level neurophys course.

I elected not to take that one :)
 

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my school only has 1 neuroscience course that requires advanced math, and it's a graduate level neurophys course.

I elected not to take that one :)

as would I. I gotta say, I'm suprised neuroscience classes place that much emphasis on math. I can see why there might be math involved, but I guess I'm more interested in the physiological function of the nervous system than the number grinding. Hopefully neuro won't be that math intensive in med school.
 

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as would I. I gotta say, I'm suprised neuroscience classes place that much emphasis on math. I can see why there might be math involved, but I guess I'm more interested in the physiological function of the nervous system than the number grinding. Hopefully neuro won't be that math intensive in med school.
as far as I know, the physiology of neurons isn't covered much. not the advanced part, anyway. my BS is in neuroscience and the most I know about neurophys are the concentrations of ions on either side of the membrane, the Goldman-Katz equation, threshold, resting membrane potential, etc.
 
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