UCLAstudent said:Depends on the class. For example, I am taking an anthropology class on primate behavior that would definitely count into the BCPM GPA.
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.SanDiegoSOD said: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.
ah--I thought you were taking it as an anthro course!UCLAstudent said: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.
It is a course offered by the anthro department, but because of the content it can count for the biology major. Weird, eh?bidster said:ah--I thought you were taking it as an anthro course!