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BCP, other science, non-science

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by applicant, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. applicant

    applicant Member
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    I just called AADSAS to ask a few questions as I wasn't sure of where some subjects fall into what category.

    First, I thought there were three main gpas, which are
    bcp, science and non-science.
    (and I thought that all the bio, chem, physics were included both in bcp and science)

    But the customer representative told me that the three main gpas are
    bcp, other science and non-science.

    And I asked where astronomy and computer science fall into.
    and she told me that astronomy goes into other science
    and computer science goes into non-science.
    Also, she told me that the bio, chem, physics that were included in bcp are not included in other science, other science includes other science subjects such as astronomy, nutrition etc...

    Can anyone verify this?

    I would appreciate any info from people who completed the application.
     
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  3. ftown_trojan

    ftown_trojan Junior Member
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    On the AADSAS instructions for coursework, it lists this:

    BCP Courses (Biology, Chemistry and Physics Courses)

    Examples:
    Anatomy
    Biology
    Biochemistry
    Biophysics
    Botany
    Chemistry
    Genetics
    Medicine
    Microbiology
    Neuroscience
    Pathology
    Pharmacology
    Pharmacy
    Physics
    Physiology
    Zoology

    Other Science Courses (Other science courses that do not fall under the categories of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

    Examples:
    Agriculture
    Animal Sciences
    Astronomy
    Clinical Sciences
    Nutrition
    Engineering
    Health Technology
    Geology
    Kinesiology
    Mathematics
    Physical Sciences
    Plant Sciences
    Sports Sciences

    Non-Science Courses (Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Services and miscellaneous courses)

    Examples:
    Anthropology
    Art
    Behavioral Sciences
    Business
    Communications
    Dental Hygiene
    Economics
    Education
    English
    Foreign Languages
    Forensic Sciences
    History
    Humanities
    Music
    Physical Education
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Public Affairs/Administration
    Public Health
    Social Sciences
    Sociology
    Social Work
    Speech
    Sports Administration

    I just put my computer science class under "other science" since thats where math and engineering were. And yes I guess you would put astronomy under "other science." Hope this helps!
     
  4. applicant

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    Things I am still not sure of :
    1) do you get to report gpas of bcp, other-science (which doesn't include bcp), non-science or do u get to report bcp, science (which includes bcp and other science), non-science?

    2) I thought and (hope that) computer science falls into non-science (cuz my grade in that one computer science is really bad, actually kind of the only bad grade) cuz in the instruction it said
    "Non-science GPA : all undergraduate courses not used in calculating the science GPA are used to compute this GPA such as "OTHER SCIENCE", "MATH", "SOCIAL/BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE", "COMPUTER SCIENCE..."

    actually, this statement is not making sense to me cuz then other science and math are included in non-science gpa?

    I thought computer science could fall into 'logic' under non-science, maybe not?

    (also, at my school, computer science is offered at both arts and engineering schools and it's not designated specifically as engineering course, but rather there's computer science department on its own and students in both arts and engineering can major in it)
     
  5. pbure

    pbure Senior Member
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    computer science falls under 'other science'..it does get counted in your science gpa but not BCP
     

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