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Would a professor of computer science count as a science professor for the purpose of an LOR?
I would say yes to this question...
And I would say no. I counted my CS letter as non-science, and got the rest of my letters from microbiology profs. You'll want to check with your schools of interest, but science LORs are supposed to represent your aptitude for biomedical science. If CS aptitude indicated biomed aptitude, I'd be in at Harvard.
I don't think AACOMAS categorization mandates anything, but CS is counted as math which is not counted as science. Engineering counts as "other science."
Definitely check with the schools you will be applying to, but in general I remember the applications saying "biological or physical science professor."
I'm a Kinesiology major, and had many professors in my dept write my LOR's for me. No school had a problem with my letters. I recieved multiple interview offers and acceptances.