Chris001

Junior Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 20, 2006
20
0
Status
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
I need one more class for nexts term. Can I get some advise on some easy science class to boost up my sci GPA. Thanks
 

HunterGatherer

HunterGatherer
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Oct 13, 2005
2,586
16
The Lone Star State
Status
Attending Physician
I would not say there is anything as an "easy" science class. There are professors that grade easier. Wish this site existed my first 2 years of undergrad:

ratemyprofessors.com
 

Soccer885

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Jun 6, 2006
531
0
34
Florida
Status
Medical Student
No one on here can tell you which classes are easier at your school. I have heard that some classes at some schools are easier then ones at others. Ask around at your school, your fellow classmates will be more helpful then anyone on here. Just my opinion though. Good luck!
 
About the Ads

FutureDocDO

1K Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 21, 2004
1,420
6
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Chris001 said:
I need one more class for nexts term. Can I get some advise on some easy science class to boost up my sci GPA. Thanks
You can always retake. Pick a science class that you didn't do so hot in, C or below, the first time because... (any reason other than ability). If you're sure you could get an A then I'd go for it. A single retake will boost your GPA more than one upper science course.


If you don't want to retake you will have to talk to other students, as mentioned, at your school regarding "easy A science courses" you can take to boost your GPA. Even with Organic Chemistry, it can be easy at one school and impossible to get an A at another. It all depends on the professors at your school. No one knows that more that your fellow students.
 

HunterGatherer

HunterGatherer
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Oct 13, 2005
2,586
16
The Lone Star State
Status
Attending Physician
FutureDocDO said:
You can always retake. Pick a science class that you didn't do so hot in, C or below, the first time because... (any reason other than ability). If you're sure you could get an A then I'd go for it. A single retake will boost your GPA more than one upper science course.
Good advice.
:thumbup:
 

mshheaddoc

Howdy
Moderator Emeritus
15+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2002
43,161
84
Wild west of Mistytown
Status
what about general education biology classes? They still are "science" classes althought hey might be considered as an elective for your major.

I know different schools offer like biology of cancer, human diseases, etc.
 

OSUdoc08

Membership Revoked
Removed
15+ Year Member
Sep 30, 2003
7,698
6
Status
Medical Student
HunterGatherer said:
I would not say there is anything as an "easy" science class. There are professors that grade easier. Wish this site existed my first 2 years of undergrad:

ratemyprofessors.com
Sure there are.

Some of the "easy A" science classes I took my senior year included:

-Forensic Chemistry

-Medical Botany
 

):(

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Mar 14, 2006
155
0
Status
At UW, physiology 118 is suppose to be easy and math 308, linear algebra. Those are examples for my school. I hope that helps.
 

CatsandCradles

SDN Donor
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Oct 11, 2005
1,654
5
Status
Other Health Professions Student
HunterGatherer said:
I would not say there is anything as an "easy" science class. There are professors that grade easier. Wish this site existed my first 2 years of undergrad:

ratemyprofessors.com
Yes. USE THIS WEBSITE.

It is good to know what your biophysics teacher is like ahead of time. :thumbup:
 

mshheaddoc

Howdy
Moderator Emeritus
15+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2002
43,161
84
Wild west of Mistytown
Status
There are quite a few sites like that. Pickaprof.com makes you PAY for information which is stupid.
 

OnMyWayThere

OMS-III
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Apr 2, 2003
2,023
2
The best coast (west coast)
Status
HunterGatherer said:
I would not say there is anything as an "easy" science class. There are professors that grade easier. Wish this site existed my first 2 years of undergrad:

ratemyprofessors.com
I used this site religiously during undergrad and added about 6 units of easy A's each semester. I would not register in a class without checking it first and it hasn't hurt me in medical school since some might argue that you won't have a choice in med school so take hard teachers in undergrad. It helps a lot to avoid teachers that just don't like giving A's from the start.
 

HunterGatherer

HunterGatherer
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
Oct 13, 2005
2,586
16
The Lone Star State
Status
Attending Physician
OSUdoc, you understand this is not the case at ALL schools. At other schools these could be very difficult classes because of the exam content, prof's grading policy, etc.
It's best to talk to upper classmen at your undergrad to find "easy" science classes or use the site above and site similar to it like on myspace.com


OSUdoc08 said:
Sure there are.

Some of the "easy A" science classes I took my senior year included:

-Forensic Chemistry

-Medical Botany
 

OSUdoc08

Membership Revoked
Removed
15+ Year Member
Sep 30, 2003
7,698
6
Status
Medical Student
HunterGatherer said:
OSUdoc, you understand this is not the case at ALL schools. At other schools these could be very difficult classes because of the exam content, prof's grading policy, etc.
It's best to talk to upper classmen at your undergrad to find "easy" science classes or use the site above and site similar to it like on myspace.com
Exactly.

I'm sure that every school has blowoff classes.

Your contention was that there were none.
 
OP
C

Chris001

Junior Member
10+ Year Member
Jul 20, 2006
20
0
Status
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Im at uf, so does the lower biology count as a science gpa? I am open for any class , Im almost done wih school.
 

Soccer885

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Jun 6, 2006
531
0
34
Florida
Status
Medical Student
It will count towards your science GPA but it would look better to take upper level sciences, but it is up to you. I doubt they would care too much at this point.

By the way, I go to USF and have tons of friends at UF!
 

Natatiap

Member
10+ Year Member
Jun 14, 2006
340
0
36
Status
Resident [Any Field]
If your school has biotechniques....take it. It helped me with some concepts on the mcat, wasn't too extremely difficult and you learn a lot. It was actually a kewl class so go for it.
 
About the Ads