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Boston College Lynch School premed

mangosjmangosj 2 replies1 threads New Member
Can you be in Boston College’s premed program as a Lynch School Student?
I didn’t select the premed track when I applied and I am thinking of double majoring in another science major in MCAS.
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  • 3sonsmom3sonsmom 343 replies0 threads Member
    @mangosj My sons is Biochem and has Bio and Chem classes with Pre-med students. He is in the School of Arts and Sciences so believe they are that school. Was their website helpful?
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27439 replies189 threads Senior Member
    edited February 9
    ^Theoreticallly possible but difficult as there is little room for your premed requirements (chem, bio, physics, math, psych, soc) in MCAS until the last couple of years of the program. For example, see the link below for an Ed schedule:

    https://www.bc.edu/content/dam/bc1/schools/lsoe/academics/Undergraduate/LSEHDMajors/APHD Classes 2020, 2021, 2022.pdf

    You'd probably have to take the mcat after graduation and apply after a gap year or two. (Nothing wrong with a gap year as Professional schools prefer time off after graduation.)
    edited February 9
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  • mangosjmangosj 2 replies1 threads New Member
    @bluebayou
    If I just major in one major in Lynch School and not double major in any other major but just prepare for the pre med courses, would that be same as well?
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  • mangosjmangosj 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Like would it be more difficult as a Lynch School student to do the premed program than a psych major in Arts and Sciences doing the premed?
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27439 replies189 threads Senior Member
    ^^yes, much more difficult scheduling premed prereqs in Lynch than in A&S. The issue is that Lynch has a structured curriculum for the first couple of years and then teaching/class practicums (at local elementary schools) in the last two years. Kinda hard to squeeze in Chem/Bio/Physics labs into that schedule.
    A full practicum (student teaching) is a full-time, five-days-per-week experience in the senior year for an entire semester. In the Lynch School, a full practicum is characterized by the teaching competencies required by the Massachusetts Department of Education.

    The Lynch school is designed to produce teachers. If you really want an Education degree you might be better off putting premed on hold and then attending a post-bac program after graduation.

    https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/lynch-school/sites/current-students/undergraduate-academic-regulations.html#standard
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  • Annaliese777Annaliese777 2 replies0 threads New Member
    @bluebayou, your responses are very helpful. I've been accepted to Lynch but also may want to do premed. If it turns out to be too hard to schedule premed classes in Lynch, how hard is it to transfer to MCAS, assuming I have good grades? I see MCAS accepts transfers after 3 semesters.
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27439 replies189 threads Senior Member
    sry, Annaliese, I don't have much info on transfers, which depend on two big unknowns: 1) this year's yield; 2) any transfers out.

    As the parent of a BC grad, I've been hanging around these blogs for a long time. And I still remember the one year that CSOM has an overly large yield, and no transfers out, so CSOM took in zero transfers that year.

    Yes, CSOM is not AS, but it just shows what happens when BC just did not have the beds.

    With the virus who knows what the yield will be, particularly with internationals.

    If you were my kid, who had changed their plans, I'd e-mail the Regional Rep for your state and ask if you can change your acceptance. The short answer is most likely 'No', but they will probably put you on the WL for A&S. And with this virus, who knows it might work for you.

    In your request, I'd include a short (1-2 page) letter to support 'why change'.

    Good luck.
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27439 replies189 threads Senior Member
  • Annaliese777Annaliese777 2 replies0 threads New Member
    @bluebayou thank you so much for the advice.
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