Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Apply to CoC or L&S?

truestunnertruestunner Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
I'm an OOS student who's interested in getting a chemistry and business degree. Chemistry would be higher priority for me, but I wasn't sure if I could do both at the CoC.

I have a 35 ACT, 4.16 GPA, published independent biochemistry research, a good essay about my growth as a scientist and several AP science classes on my transcript as my scientific academic highlights.

it be in my best interest to apply for CoC and then figure out a business degree (major or minor) later? I heard that the transfer rate into CoC is incredibly low, so I think now would be my best chance to get in.

Which school should I apply to in order to supplement my interests?

Replies to: Apply to CoC or L&S?

  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,998 Senior Member
    To do business, you would have to apply to the business major in the business school in your second year (you can be in any other division such as CoC, L&S, etc. before then). You can do simultaneous degrees with the business major and either L&S chemistry or CoC chemistry, although it may be slightly easier to fit the schedule together with L&S chemistry due to slightly fewer major requirements and L&S breadth requirements that are more similar to that of the business school.

    Note that the CoC also houses the chemical engineering major, so if that is of interest, it may be better to be in the CoC. However, the CoC may be more selective for frosh admission.
  • UpMagicUpMagic Registered User Posts: 1,417 Senior Member
    I don't think you have to worry about choosing between L&S vs. CoC based on admission chances b/c your stats are solid enough to get accepted by either colleges.

    The real question is I am not sure if there are people who've done both degrees since there are a lot of classes required by both majors. I think an extra year is a must with each semester loaded with classes.

    If you're interested in both majors, it seems the order of sequence is apply for CoC, take the pre-reqs for both CoC and business in your first year and see how well you do, then apply for Haas in your second year if you have ~3.5 GPA.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 72,998 Senior Member
    Doing chemical engineering (in the CoC) may be another option, if you are concerned about job and career prospects but prefer to do something closer to chemistry than business is.
This discussion has been closed.