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I am a Biology major, but considering switching to Neuroscience Psychology. I keep getting average of B in science classes and cant afford to get more B. Do you think switching majors to something less rigorous like Neuroscience Psychology where you take some Biology classes is a better option for me? I need to start raising my GPA from 3.4 to 3.5 or more. However, i'm taking organic chemistry right now and will take Biochemistry. Is there a science class that has helped pharmacy students alot?
 

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I am a Biology major, but considering switching to Neuroscience Psychology. I keep getting average of B in science classes and cant afford to get more B. Do you think switching majors to something less rigorous like Neuroscience Psychology where you take some Biology classes is a better option for me? I need to start raising my GPA from 3.4 to 3.5 or more. However, i'm taking organic chemistry right now and will take Biochemistry. Is there a science class that has helped pharmacy students alot?
I did. I was a Molecular Biology major and changed my major to Psychology. It really doesn't matter which major you choose as long as you do well in all prerequisites. If anything it makes you stand out from the common biology major applicant :thumbup:
 
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I was a biology major and a psychology minor and I was tempted at one point to switch majors as well. Honestly... MOST people on here will tell you that it doesn't matter what you major in, but I feel like my upper level biology courses have helped me a lot so far (can't speak for 2nd/3rd year, but it has helped me in my first semester).

Pharmacy school was a minor adjustment for me since it's different than undergrad (not really harder, just different)... so anything that lessens the load a little while you are adjusting is beneficial.

Admissions committees will probably look at your GPA the same way regardless of what you major in (so yes, an "easier" major might help your GPA look better on paper)... but I really think my classmates who majored in some sort of biological science have had a lot less studying and new material to learn so far than those who didn't.
 
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I was a biology major and a psychology minor and I was tempted at one point to switch majors as well. Honestly... MOST people on here will tell you that it doesn't matter what you major in, but I feel like my upper level biology courses have helped me a lot so far (can't speak for 2nd/3rd year, but it has helped me in my first semester).

Pharmacy school was a minor adjustment for me since it's different than undergrad (not really harder, just different)... so anything that lessens the load a little while you are adjusting is beneficial.

Admissions committees will probably look at your GPA the same way regardless of what you major in (so yes, an "easier" major might help your GPA look better on paper)... but I really think my classmates who majored in some sort of biological science have had a lot less studying and new material to learn so far than those who didn't.
That's why i'm considering Neuroscience Psychology. It's more heavily emphasized on Psychology, but you still get to take couple of Biology classes. I would still end up taking Biochemistry and can take other Bio classes that i want. I'm considering histology. How helpful do you think cellular and molecular bio was?
 

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That's why i'm considering Neuroscience Psychology. It's more heavily emphasized on Psychology, but you still get to take couple of Biology classes. I would still end up taking Biochemistry and can take other Bio classes that i want. I'm considering histology. How helpful do you think cellular and molecular bio was?
I was a psychology major with an emphasis in biopsych. At the time I wasn't even considering pharmacy school, but it so happened that I took many of the prereqs as a psych major because of my particular interests. Switch because that's what you like. Undergrad is your only chance to have some choice in your classes - pharm school is very rigid with just a few electives. I have a BA in psych and an English minor and I don't regret taking a really wide variety of classes in undergrad. I loved those years and those classes. :love:

Ultimately you have to take the pre-reqs no matter what, so do as well as you can in those. I never took cellular or molecular bio and I graduated with honors from pharm school. In fact, I used very little of many of the pre-reqs, come to think of it.