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What is Science GPA?

neoanderzneoanderz Posts: 13Registered User New Member
edited December 2005 in Pre-Med Topics
I am a senior in college changing my mind towards medicine. I am currently a computer science major. My current overall GPA is a little over 3.5. However I am very worried about the science GPA. What courses EXACTLY does it include? Are my computer science courses considered science? Does science just mean Bio 1/2, Chem 1/2, Organic 1/2, Physics 1/2, Calc 1, and labs? I am very worried, here are my science grades (I got 3 C+'s):

Chem 1: C+ Lab: A
Chem 2: B Lab: Withdrawal (I would have had an A, damnit)
Physics 1: A Lab: A
Physics 2: B Lab: B+
Physics 3: C+
Calc 1: B
Calc 2: A
Calc 3, Diff Eq, Linear Algebra, Vector Analysis: All B's
12 Computer Science courses: All A's except 1 B+
5 more physics classes: C+, A, A-, B, B

Other withdrawals: advanced Physics Lab (never retook it), Diff Eq (first time I took it), scuba diving (I have asthma)

I have not taken biology or organic chem yet. Next semester I am taking Bio 1, and retaking both Chem 1 and Chem 2. These will not overwrite my old chem grades, but I am determined to take them over to prepare for MCAT/organic (I took chemistry four years ago). Then I will finish organic and bio (and maybe take some more bio courses). I am fully determined to get A's in all of these courses. Assuming I do, do you think I have a chance of getting into med school with these science grades? Are my upper level physics courses considered or just the "core med courses"?
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Replies to: What is Science GPA?

  • morganmorgan Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    bump this thread. Is computer science class considered as science class? I am wondering this too.
  • morganmorgan Posts: 48Registered User Junior Member
    Let me reply to myself. Computer "science" is a science class, but it does not considered in BCMP GPA right?
  • astrifeastrife Posts: 484Registered User Member
    You might have a chance at your state med school. However, I'm suspecting that you are probably going to need to do some grad school work and some research/volunteer stuff to boost your chances. If you can make 32+ on your MCAT though you will be golden and will most assuredly get in somewhere, so I would work really hard to master the test. Medicore grades with a good MCAT isn't ideal, but it's better than medicore grades and a medicore mcat score.
  • Sookunfyooz3dSookunfyooz3d Posts: 214Registered User Junior Member
    make up for the Chem 1 course and you should be fine. Since the other C+ were in upper level courses, they shouldn't recieve as much weight.
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