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Undergrad thesis counts toward BPCM?

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Hi,
Just curious to know, does one's senior thesis in biology count towards the BPCM gpa aka science gpa? My senior thesis is a mandatory course that I am required to take in order to graduate and I also get course credit for it.
 

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If it's a BPCM class taken for grade it counts...
So this would count
 

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How do they grade you on it? Just curious, since my thesis credits were pass fail
 

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How do they grade you on it? Just curious, since my thesis credits were pass fail
They basically make you write and present a thesis- it's a multi-step process that culminates with a poster session and a bound thesis. The thesis could either be a library thesis or a laboratory thesis; i did the latter.
 

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They basically make you write and present a thesis- it's a multi-step process that culminates with a poster session and a bound thesis. The thesis could either be a library thesis or a laboratory thesis; i did the latter.
I get that, but how do they assign you a letter grade?
 

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I get that, but how do they assign you a letter grade?
You have a primary thesis advisor who monitors your progress throughout the semester and gives you points for participation/effort, a secondary reader who along with your primary advisor reads your actual thesis and gives you points for it, and then three poster graders who give you points for your poster/presentation. I don't remember the exact point breakdown for each section, but all together these components make up the final grade letter.
 
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