SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

How many advanced science courses?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chillinillinkillin007, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. chillinillinkillin007


    Jan 6, 2014
    how many advance science courses will you guys take before you will graduate? Including advanced chemistry, physics, etc.

    In other words everything above prereqs
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    I've had Principles of Genetics, Human Genetics (grad level) and I'm in Biochem I right now. I won't take Biochem II, b/c screw that.
  4. Miss_Premed

    Miss_Premed 2+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2014
    I already have genetics and am currently taking biochem. Before I graduate I will also have taken physical chemistry, advanced biochem 1, advanced biochem 2, advanced cell and molecular bio
  5. Judson

    Judson Southbound 2+ Year Member

    May 24, 2014
    Only upper level biochem. I'm a psych major. Taking some upper level neuro classes, but debatable whether they will count as BCPM.
    vanillabear55 likes this.
  6. BubbleT

    BubbleT 2+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2014
    I think the upper level neuro classes will count as BCPM. On the AAMC, neuroscience is under the biology(B) category.

    Attached Files:

    • bcpm.png
      File size:
      317.5 KB
    BePerfect likes this.
  7. chillinillinkillin007


    Jan 6, 2014
    what's wrong with biochem II
  8. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    I just want to work on my psych major classes without worrying about chem labs. I've got my minor and I'm out.
  9. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Cell bio, microbio, anatomy, immunology. Ecology and evolution if those even count, they are required for my pre-health based biology. Nothing too fancy. GPA is most important!
  10. Zelda840

    Zelda840 2+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    genetics, biochem, anatomy, physiology, molecular bio, and a bunch of upper level neuro classes for my major. you couldn't pay me to take more physics, though. lol
  11. amad01

    amad01 5+ Year Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    I took intro bio and cell bio at a community college... no other biology class ever in my life and I have 8 interviews so far this cycle. I'll be taking biochem in the spring to cover for schools who require it.

    Chem major so lots of advanced chemistry
    Physics 1 and 2, then 1 upper level physics

    side note: I took ALL prereqs at a community college including: intro bio, cell bio, gen chem 1/2, Ochem 1/2, physics 1/2, english, math through calc 3, and all applicable labs.
  12. ciestar

    ciestar 2+ Year Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I took a research-based developmental genetics course, anatomy (comparative, upper level, took after mammalian anatomy), developmental plant anatomy, a biopharmacology course, ecology of infectious disease and evolution.

    Obvious bio major. Lol
  13. itsthat1guy

    itsthat1guy Not that other guy 2+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Cell bio, micro, biochem, genetics, graduate molecular genetics, graduate cell bio of pathogen infection, immuno, analytical chem, inorganic chem
  14. chillinillinkillin007


    Jan 6, 2014
    wait what do you guys consider upper level? isn't upper level anything outside of prereq's pretty much
  15. lumpyduster

    lumpyduster 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2013
    Took an upper level physics course, a few math courses (calculus 3, 4, dif eq, linear, stats), biochem 2 (my fav), orgo 3 (another fav), advanced inorganic, genetics, cell bio, I have a few chem classes that might be considered upper level but I have to take those, so they don't count. One class I'm sad I couldn't take was optics. I think I needed one more physics class but after thermodynamics/relativity I said nah to physics. No ragrets.
  16. Ace Khalifa

    Ace Khalifa I am the definition of awesomeness Banned 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2014
    Cell Biology, Physiological Control Systems or PCS (required for biomedical engineering students so it was very systems-based), 1 semester of Biochemistry (we had to read, analyze, and discuss research papers and take exams with problems directly based on those papers), Principles of the Nervous System, Endocrinology, Principles of Human Physiology (PCS was the prerequisite for this class), Behavioral Ecology (worst class ever; only took it to complete my bio major), and Protein Biochemistry Lab. Oh, and also Nutrition.

    I didn't take any upper level chemistry courses because I liked biology more and I wanted to protect my GPA lol.
  17. Lucca

    Lucca Will Walk Rope for Sandwich Moderator Rocket Scientist 2+ Year Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Upper level is whatever your school considers upper division. Ill be taking Biochemistry for thr MCAT and then some more upper division biochem classes and labs for my degree. I took genetics in lieu of intro Bio since I tested out of intro bio. I plan to take Modern Physics, Classical Electro/Dynamics, and Quantum I in Physics and Probability in math but besides that all liberal arts classes (history + philosophy mostly). You are under no obligation to take more science classes on top of the prereqs, especially if your BCPM gpa is Ok. I couldnt stomach more chem and bio classes considering that will be the rest of my life.

Share This Page