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Nursing or Bio? CSU or UC

helpmyicryhelpmyicry Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hello, so I am still debating whether I really want to go to nursing but for sure I want to take biology major (double major if both majors are accepted in the school). My question is, would it be better to go to a CSU with a nursing and bio program or a UC that only has a bio major?
College I applied to:
CSU: Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego State University, and Pomona (does not have nursing but this is my ultimate safety school because I am considered for local area admissions)
UC: Merced (no nursing, but I heard it's cheap and it has a lot of potential, is that true), San Diego (one of my dream school but no nursing, good biology program) and Los Angeles (good program on Biology and Nursing, VERY SELECTIVE)
Many also said to apply to Irvine because of nursing but I REALLY REALLY do not want to go there.

Also, If I decide to do the biology with no nursing route and I decided that I really want to go to nursing, what step do I have to take? I am trying to save a lot of money by just doing it all in a short time but at the same time I do not want to rush everything and regret after.

Anyways, my stats aren't that splendid my UC/CSU score is 3.4 calculated and 3.2 preliminary according to my transcripts, but I have a lot of activities.

Replies to: Nursing or Bio? CSU or UC

  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 19,746 Senior Member
    SDSU is a direct admit for Nursing so if you are not accepted into Nursing they do not consider an alternate major nor can you switch manors later. It is all or nothing. Most schools will not let you double major in Nursing or Biology. It is one or the other.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Registered User Posts: 19,746 Senior Member
    Meant to say "majors for Nursing later". Also Nursing at all the CA schools are ultra competitive, so you will need a much higher CSU/UC GPA to even get into some of the Pre-Nursing/Nursing programs.
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