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What goes into SCIENCE GPA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ricely, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. ricely

    ricely Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2001
    Gainesville, FL
    how was AMACAS calculate your science gpa? what goes into it?
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Science and math. Not behavioural science.
  4. jswed

    jswed Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    i took some computer science courses for which I received an "A" as an undergrad and i counted them in the math section last year. this year they had a seperate "computer science" section.

    Since you are wondering... you have to divide your sciences into four core according to the following acronyms

    B for bio
    C for Chem
    P for physics
    M for math

    these are required (schools usually require 2 semesters of each, but you have to every BCPM including upper division BCPM here if you are a science major or have taken upper division courses)
    then you can add your other sciences in another division. For example "Astronomy" or "Geology" would go in natural sciences.

    So you have a BCPM gpa and a total cumulative science gpa. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

    the standard grading system applies for a four unit class...

    A+/A = 4
    A- = 3.7
    B+ = 3.3
    B = 3.0
    B- = 2.7
    C+ = 2.3
    C = 2
    C- = 1.7
    D+ = 1.3
    D = 1.0
    D- = 0.7
    FAIL = 0

    [Hmmm. now that i think about it, maybe i should have snuck my Astro class and grade ("A") into the physics section, to give my BCPM a boost. I doubt AMCAS (or med schools, for that matter) would question the validity of that. shoot. ]
  5. jdub

    jdub Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Albany, NY
    stats courses are part of the math too.

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