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(B)iology, (C)hemistry, (P)hysics, (M)ath

And a few others that are obvious science classes.
 

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Depends on the class. For example, I am taking an anthropology class on primate behavior that would definitely count into the BCPM GPA.
 

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Depends on the class. For example, I am taking an anthropology class on primate behavior that would definitely count into the BCPM GPA.

Did you already get approval for this from AMCAS? Because I'd bet the farm that this class does NOT count for BCPM. AMCAS is pretty serious about the designation, and seriously only classes that are Bio, Chem, Physics or math are counted.
 

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Did you already get approval for this from AMCAS? Because I'd bet the farm that this class does NOT count for BCPM. AMCAS is pretty serious about the designation, and seriously only classes that are Bio, Chem, Physics or math are counted.
SanDiegoSOD is right...any class about behavior or development will fall under the BESS (behavioral and social sciences) category on the AMCAS. The only feasible exception I possibly could see is if it carried a bio heading....but in any case, the Anthro heading would definitely count as BESS, not towards BCPM. Every single one of my anthro classes did, regardless of how science-based they were or how much lab time went into them.
 

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i highly doubt any anthro class would be a bcpm class, even if it covered a biological topic.
 

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Really? It actually counts for the biology major at UCLA, and not just as an elective (it counts under the morphology/systematics/evolution category). I think the "behavior" name in the class might be misleading. It is all about natural selection, population genetics, altruism, and primate morphology. Anyway, you guys might be right, maybe it wouldn't count into BCPM ... not that it matters for me at this point. ;)
 

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Really? It actually counts for the biology major at UCLA, and not just as an elective (it counts under the morphology/systematics/evolution category). I think the "behavior" name in the class might be misleading. It is all about natural selection, population genetics, altruism, and primate morphology. Anyway, you guys might be right, maybe it wouldn't count into BCPM ... not that it matters for me at this point. ;)
ah--I thought you were taking it as an anthro course!
 

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bidster said:
ah--I thought you were taking it as an anthro course!
It is a course offered by the anthro department, but because of the content it can count for the biology major. Weird, eh? :laugh:
 
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I was just wondering the same thing... it is required for my major to have taken a full year of anatomy and physiology, but anatomy and physiology is offered through the anthropology department at my school :confused:
 

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The anthropology course would most likely count if there is a BCPM word in the title like anatomical or physiological anthropology (I know it is made up but I just want to make a point).

Example: I had these two courses count toward my BCPM on my AMCAS

Course: statistics
Department: economics

Course: animal physiology
Department: animal science