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Biochemistry Masters MS Program Chances Please

collegeman18collegeman18 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
Hey everyone, so my situation is as follows. I did my undergraduate coursework at UCLA and majored in biochemistry. However, the bad thing is that I ended with a 2.58 overall GPA and a 2.7 major GPA in my last 90 quarter units- basically this is my GPA at UCLA after I transfered. My community college GPA was a 3.2 and overall my combined GPA is a 2.75. Now the reason my GPA is so low is because I took a lot of hard courses together in one quarter. For examples one of my quarters were physical chem, biochem lab 1, ochem lab, and biochem 153b (DNA, RNA, and protein) and ended up with grades such as B-, B-, C, B-. So basically I passed all courses, but rushed it and also had some personal family issues. Unfortunately, I tried hard to find research at UCLA, but I had no look. I am very passionate in the field of biochemistry and trust me (dont look at the GPA) when I tell you that I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from this major. So this is where I am stuck, I have the knowledge and I want to continue to go for a Masters, but my GPA sucks due to these problems. Do you think I am done for, or do you think if I do really well on the GRE I possibly have a chance. I plan on taking the GRE during my gap year before I apply to graduate school. Also, I am going to go into the working field during this gap year to try and get some experience which I can put on my application. Please chance me, any opinion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.

Replies to: Biochemistry Masters MS Program Chances Please

  • collegeman18collegeman18 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Any chances will greatly be appreciated even if they are bad. I just want to know if there is still a chance because the CSU have a 2.5 minimum GPA cutoff. Also if you know anyone who was a science major and went through this same experience those post will also be greatly appreciated :)
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