Taking more science classes junior year to raise BCPM / English major

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    Hey guys! So I made my schedule for next semester and I'm going to be a junior. I want to raise my BCPM up a bit so I'm taking 16 credits of classes for the next two semesters to count towards my BCPM.

    Does it look bad that I'm not taking any English classes since I'm an English major?

    I know that cGPA matters but doesn't sGPA matter more?
     

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      Hey guys! So I made my schedule for next semester and I'm going to be a junior. I want to raise my BCPM up a bit so I'm taking 16 credits of classes for the next two semesters to count towards my BCPM.

      Does it look bad that I'm not taking any English classes since I'm an English major?

      I know that cGPA matters but doesn't sGPA matter more?

      1. You're fine. No one cares.

      2. They both matter, so aim to make sure they are both reasonably high (at least a 3.6)
       
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      Exmachina

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        Haha theater <3

        So for junior year in the fall I'm taking Astronomy, biochemistry, neural circuits and behavior (bio class), finite math (intro 1000 level), intro to stat (17 credits).

        In the spring I'm taking organic chemistry, bioinformatics, anatomy, human embryology, and another bio class (17 credits).

        I want to get my BCPM up. Is it okay that I'm taking somewhat easier classes to get them up like finite math, stat, astronomy?
         

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          I'm no adcom but the math course might be overboard. Stats is fine I'm sure. And then the astronomy course I can't comment on. But that 100o level math is low, assuming that you have a prior math record up to calculus 1 at least?
           

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            Haha theater <3

            So for junior year in the fall I'm taking Astronomy, biochemistry, neural circuits and behavior (bio class), finite math (intro 1000 level), intro to stat (17 credits).

            In the spring I'm taking organic chemistry, bioinformatics, anatomy, human embryology, and another bio class (17 credits).

            I want to get my BCPM up. Is it okay that I'm taking somewhat easier classes to get them up like finite math, stat, astronomy?
            Yeah, I do. Should I take a harder math class? Or would that seem too easy? The class offered right above it is calc with precalc.

            Since your sGPA is only 3.5, it's better to stick with an easier science schedule to bump your sGPA up to a 3.6 or higher.
             

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              No one cares that you're not taking English classes, but don't overdo it on the sciences. Those sound challenging and frankly if you only have a 3.5 sGPA I think this might backfire...
               

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                Adcoms don't care. That being said, don't bite off more than you can chew with the science classes. If you take too many at a time, you might not have enough time to devote to them and your plan may backfire.
                 

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                  Science GPA probably matters a hair more but your overall GPA still matters and no one cares. They aren't going to check to make sure your on track to graduate. Just be smart in doing this; your not impressing any ADCOM loading up on easy science classes that nonscience majors take and the class itself matters. Doing well in biochemistry is alot more significant to an ADCOM than doing well in linear algebra even though both count towards Science GPA. Talk to upperclassmen try and find some of the easier upper level science electives your school offers if your solely trying to boost science gpa.
                   

                  Exmachina

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                    Yeah, I'm not taking too many science classes. My schedule has been pretty science heavy so it's fine. I do have time to devote to them and many of them have easy-ish professors.

                    I kinda screwed up my gen chem 2 grade by getting a C+ and I got C+ in Bio 1 and 2 but I've been taking upper level science courses since and I've gotten A-/A's.
                     
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