Obtaining second degree from Pomona, transfer possibilities
I graduated this year from my local public university a year early, with a B.S. in Biochemistry. I had plans to go into medical school, took the MCAT, applied and even got accepted into a number of schools. However, my senior year, I had some extra spots open for elective classes, and took several sociology classes, and discovered that my education was to a large extent, 'incomplete,' if that makes sense. I think it would be of great benefit for my life in general to seek out a B.A. from a liberal arts institution, to round out my severely squared pure science education. Although I can explain all kinds of chemical pathways in the body, among many other things, I'm feeling fairly deprived on many other important subjects, and perhaps an additional 2 years of school studying outside of the scope of hard science would supplement that. Sure, I want to continue with a career in medicine, but more importantly, I am an advocate of living a complete, well-rounded life.
So here is my question: would it be possible to apply to Pomona seeking a second degree? I guess I would be a certain kind of non-traditional student, but I also graduated early, so I am still in a typical college age bracket (I'm 21). How does Pomona see public school transfers? My grades are decent. I graduated magna cum laude, with a 3.7 GPA, from a no-name division II public school, though. Does anyone have experience in this, or know of a similar situation? Also, Pomona has my attention specifically because (insert reasons anyone wants to attend Pomona here).
I'm also considering the other Claremont colleges too, as well as Rice (close to home), some less competitive LACs, and achieving a B.A. from a regular public school. I have options, but this is my most favorable one. Thanks in advance for the input.
Last edited by alpha1000; 07-01-2012 at 06:53 PM.