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Are engineering courses considered in calculating science GPA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by iamlost, Jul 12, 2000.

  1. iamlost

    iamlost Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2000
    I took two engineering courses in the third quarter of my freshmen year, and I didn't do as well as I wanted(B and B-). I tried engineering just to see if I like it, and I was in the process of choosing my major? Anyway, I just want to know if med schools consider engineering as science when they are calculating science gpa. [​IMG]
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  3. Test Boy

    Test Boy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 1999
    I think a lot of the engineering courses can be counted as science courses if you want. For example, classes like Statics & Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics could probably be counted as a physics course. However, I think you can put it in the "other" column if you don't want to count it.

    [This message has been edited by Test Boy (edited 07-13-2000).]
  4. limit

    limit Molesting my inner-child 10+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    New York City
    Hi, what about a class called
    Physiological Psychology

    In my school its part of social sciences, but it deals with a lot of anatomy and bio and the psych behind it. What do you think?
  5. learningcurve

    learningcurve Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2000
    After talking with my premed advisor about this same topic, I get the impression that those classes with multiple categories of emphasis can be classified however you prefer.

    I guess the best way to decide would be to place those borderline classes in the categories most ailing in your application. So, if you lack liberal arts courses, put the biological psych. courses there; if you need more biology, put it there.

  6. MudPhud

    MudPhud Junior Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    When I applied to med school my engineering courses (B.S. Comp Sci) were not included. I believe the Science GPA is:
    PCMB...pysics, chem, math, bio
  7. MudPhud,

    You took engineering courses as a computer science major? Were you a double major or was your degree in computer engineering instead of computer science?

    As a sidenote, I noticed that there is a rush of people in today's technical world to call themselves "engineers" when in fact they dont have a degree in engineering. What is now called software engineering used to be called software design where 95% of the people who are called "software engineers" have a degree in computer science or management information systems, NOT engineering.

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