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Xtra science?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by numinous, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. numinous

    numinous Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2000
    Should BA students take extra science classes (in my class after graduation) to show interest/aptitude? I am planning on taking a biology - it will probably help me prep for the MCAT and besides, my bio marks in first year weren't so hot. Some say that you shouldn't go beyond the requirements, but others disagree. Can interest outweigh practicality when choosing what to take - marine bio vs. biochem, for example?
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  3. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    upstate ny
    take whatever interests you...if you aren't interested in anything, take a science and do well :)
  4. Ohiobuddhist

    Ohiobuddhist Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    Athens, Ohio
    You should take science courses past the requirements(especially bio), but not because you will get a BA. BS, BA, I don't think it makes a damn bit of difference. But, you need more than a year of intro level bio to do well on the MCAT. The chem prerequisites are adequate, as are the physics, but you will need more than the recommended biology courses. Cell/molec. bio was excellent preparation for the MCAT, as was microbiology and physiology. Although these might not be in your major, if you want to be a doctor, they couldn't hurt.

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