Bcmp Gpa

<p>Some of Cal's upper division courses in the Molecular and Cellular Biology major includes neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurobiology lab, physiology etc...</p>

<p>Will all these courses be included in the BCMP gpa? Even physiology or anatomy courses?</p>

<p>Almost certainly.</p>

<p>can you explain what exactly is bcmp gpa? Does is include a preset amount of courses or it is just all science, math, etc courses?</p>

<p>BCPM is an acronym for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math. Any course you take in those departments -- or in closely related ones, like biochemistry or statistics -- will count.</p>

<p>how about nutritional science? or environmental science?</p>

<p>Probably not, definitely not.</p>

<p>What if you take a Calculus class at a state college other than the one you will be graduating from? Will they include that in the BCPM average?</p>

<p>Yes, they will.</p>

<p>Can you also tell me if taking the Calc class at a state university vs a cc looks more favorable? Thank-you!</p>

<p>Why on earth would a CC be more favorable?</p>

<p>I'm just wondering, since everyone seems to say that taking ANY pre-med course at a cc isn't a good idea, that if my D was to take one of her courses at a state university vs the university she is attending, would that look just as bad (as taking it at a cc) or not?</p>

<p>Significantly better.</p>

<p>wow so much pounding at ccs =(...which makes me wonder this evil question lol
so if we like get ap credit for general physics and most med schools accept general physics credit and we don;t take any more advanced form of physics...so basically no physics classes at the undergrad level, wouldn;t that even look worst than or just as bad as taking physics at a local cc and getting credit for it? </p>



<p>Many medical schools will not accept AP Credit whatsoever. So for schools that don't accept AP credit and do accept CC credit, then, yes, CC's are better than not at all.</p>

<p>Of course, you could also... take them where you go to school, which is what your school is for.</p>

<p>And probably in some loose sense it's better to retake them just to give those schools a broader sense of your academic capabilities. But I don't think this is a big deal.</p>

<p>The big thing is that you don't ever want to restrict your options when it comes to medical school. So your goal should be to aim to fit all the requirements for all the schools you can find.</p>

<p>personally not a psychology major, but according to this...psychology majors would have like most of their bcmp gpa determined by their prereqs? o.O</p>

<p>Yes, that's usually about right.</p>

<p>If you are calculating the BCMP GPA, am I correct it does not apply to other general sciences- astronomy, oceanography, etc? only Bio/Chem/Phys
Do they look at the class designation letters or the course description?</p>

<p>ie: BIO ABC = oceanography, is it bio & included or not?</p>