Ive never made a post here, so please bear with me. I have been attending DVC for 3.5 years and I have been pursuing a major in Molecular Cellular Biology recently I applied to UCs and wasnt admitted because my GPA is a 3.15, I have exceptional extra curricular activities and have been the president of many clubs and have recently been studying under a mid wife and work at the county hospital. I called every UC I applied to and they told me I was a borderline candidate and that they were only accepting students who exceeded the minimum qualifications. Im now taking a speech class over the summer, which is the last pre-rec needed to transfer to a state college.
Here is my dilemma, and where I am seeking the input from all of you. :)
This fall I will be able to apply and will be accepted to San Francisco State or Cal State Long Beach for Spring admissions in my major of Molecular Cellular Biology. So I will now just have a gap semester this fall.
Since I will already have a gap semester I can take the last 5 classes I would need to major in Political Science at UC Davis. Most of the general ed courses I took were already pre-recs for a political science major and taking the other courses will increase my GPA so I can TAG for the Fall of 2014.
What would be the better option a BS from a Cal Sate University or a BA from a UC?
In the long run I would like to go to medical school. I so going to a UC in Poli sci could increase my GPA more and then having taken all the science classes at DVC I will have finished all the pre-recs for medical school. But I dont know what would be the best option at this point.