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Chances for student majoring in Biochem

shavingcream66shavingcream66 Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
• SAT I: 2240 (Critical Reading: 800, Math: 420, Writing: 720)
• SAT IIs: Biology (740), Chemistry (720), Math IIC (760), Chinese with Listening (750)
• GPA: 3.57 UW, 3.88 UC
• AP courses taken: Biology (5), Chemistry (4), English Language and Composition (4), U.S. History (3)
• Senior AP courses: Comparative Government, Calculus AB, English Literature


• Extra Curriculars: hospital volunteer (4 years, 150+ hours)
marching band (4 years)
Boy Scouts (soon to be 10 years, Eagle Scout, numerous leadership awards)
California Scholarship Federation (2 years)
Sign Club (1 year)
Media Club ICC representative (1 year)
Principal Honor Roll
Big Brother Big Sister Organization

• State: California
• School Type: Public, 59th in the state
• Ethnicity: Asian
• Gender: Male

I know I have a really low GPA and SAT 2'c but I was wondering if I still had a shot. Is biochem a really hard major to get into? I was going to go bioengineering but I figured it would be way to competitive so I ended up with biochem. hope that wasn't a poor choice :(
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Replies to: Chances for student majoring in Biochem

  • vlam21vlam21 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    i don't biochem is hard to get into, though it is popular. i got into computer science (and this is relevant because engineering majors are typically thought of as "harder to get into" than other majors) with a slightly lower gpa than yours.

    if i were you (assuming that bioengineering is what you're interested in and want to do), i'd put bioengineering as my first choice and biochem as my alternative. i think you have a great shot at getting in for bioengineering (which means you have a better shot for biochem). hope that helped.
  • StanEda224StanEda224 Registered User Posts: 346 Member
    Match, your GPA is the only lower-than-average thing. Your SAT II's aren't low at all.

    Also, I think you hit "4" instead of "7" when entering your reasoning score, haha.
  • shavingcream66shavingcream66 Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    LOL yeah sorry yeah its a 720 not 420 -_-

    I put biochem as my first choice and undeclared-life science as my second ...
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