- Aug 8, 2015
Long story short, I finished up high school, 3.9GPA, 11 AP tests passed, but am going to community college for 2 years then transferring (aiming for a UC) to save money. Problem is I am confused on what exactly I should do. Two options come to mind. My first thought was to major in biology or neuroscience. I was going to go to one of the top 10 CC's in California, enroll in the honors program (helps with UCLA tap, and other UC TAGs), and complete the prereqs for the major. Problem is, I realized that most of the prereqs for a biology major are those for premed, meaning I would take the majority of my premed classes at a CC, which may not be so good. The other option I can think of is going to the CC in my area, which is notoriously easy, and majoring in something like anthropology (no premed prereqs) or psychology (more prereqs, some bio). Doing this would mean I could get a very high GPA easily before transferring and probably transfer a lot quicker. It also means that I would take pretty much all my premed classes at a UC. So my question is since my ultimate goal is to go to med school, which path should I take? Which will help me get into a better UC? And which will prepare me the best for the MCAT, etc? Any advise is greatly appreciated, I've read these forums for a long time, and hopefully some of you guys can help me out. Thanks.