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Chemistry/Psych

caramelxcaramelx Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
edited April 2009 in Claremont McKenna College
I understand that claremont mckenna is a fabulous school, however i am interested in chemistry and psychology. As far as im aware its good for economics and business. Then, would i be better off going to CMC or should i go to USC/NYU/CMU???
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Replies to: Chemistry/Psych

  • CDadCDad Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    The chemistry program is part of the Joint Science Department, a three-college shared partnership with CMC, Scripps, and Pitzer. Because it is funded by three of The Claremont Colleges, Joint Science is the largest and strongest of all of the departments at any of The Claremont Colleges (28 faculty members, tons of research opportunities, etc.). However, because it is a shared program, CMC cannot claim that science is its strong suit -- that would insult the two other college partners. But CMC can say that its science program is far stronger than it would be if CMC had its own (smaller) science department, Scripps had its own (smaller) science department, and Pitzer had its own (smaller) science department.

    After economics and government, the next largest single department at CMC is psychology. It is incredibly strong and well-known. Many CMC students dual or double major in psychology and something else. The psych department also has a very pragmatic orientation, offering courses in psychology and the law, leadership psychology, mentoring, adolescent psychology, etc.
  • caramelxcaramelx Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    thank you so much for ur help
    ive finaly decided on economics and psychology!
    tho im still stumped between 4 universities. :(. i reckon im leaning towards claremont mckenna right now though!
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