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Double major or Post bac/masters?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by americanpierg, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. americanpierg

    americanpierg Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    I need more credits to raise my gpa in case of no acceptances this round. Should I declare a double major, which should give me an extra 30 credits to get 4.0s in, or should I apply to a masters...and have to write a thesis??? I'm looking for the easiest way out...not the way that would look the best on a transcript
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  3. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    A M.S. is usually more impressive and will give you more options in the future than a db major.
  4. Hysteria24

    Hysteria24 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    I'm a little confused by this statement. However, the easiest thing to do inorder to raise your GPA is to stay where you are and double major. Choosing something like psychology would be even easier.

    And as you requested, neither of these would look as good as an MS on a transcript.
  5. americanpierg

    americanpierg Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    lol...bascially I wanna raise my GPA through an easy method, ie take 30 more credits to get a second major (which in this case would be physiology and biology). This would be easier in contrast to going through a 2 years thesis masters, which would definately look much better, but a lot harder and more expensive.

    The problem is if I do a 1 year masters, the grades from that masters program won't even matter becuase of the whole applly one year ahead thing. So the grades they get will actually be only through my 4 years of college (unless I update my grades the following spring...which would be too late anyways), and my performance in my masters program won't even play a role. The only way that I see a 1 year masters would benefit me is if I get rejected a SECOND time, and have to apply a third time...that would be when my performance from my masters program would be weighed into my application.
  6. TeamGuo

    TeamGuo 2+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Why are you already thinking about rejections?

    I would be careful choosing an extra major just to raise your gpa, ie. choosing something easy to boost your gpa.

    Why don't you take some more upper level bio or other science courses and raise your gpa that way? I think adcoms will like that better than taking additional load of non-science related courses that are considered easier.

    but if you really want a better chance, masters would be good. I agree with the above posts.

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