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Monash Science or Bpsych, advice please.
« on: November 23, 2010, 03:43:02 am »
Hi, I'm aiming to pursue medicine as a career, and if I don't make it in this year thanks to my solid UMAT score I have a place at UTAS waiting for me if I manage a "70% average" in first year uni studies. My priority for first year uni is thus to meet that hurdle, but I'd also like to learn a thing or two on the way. BPsych would allow me to take a year of psych + 6 electives during my first year, Science would let me pick pretty much anything in science but would require me to do a math subject. I am really quite bad at math (or rather, I don't like it and thus will probably do badly.), but I also found 3/4 psych very boring. Uni psych seems to have a much more interesting course design; there is a lot more science involved and it seems less 'wishy washy' and irrelevant. Given this information, which course would you recommend for me? I plan to take biol/chem at first year uni and probably some softer subjects (please recommend) just to ensure a solid GPA.

Note: I am not considering any other universities due to my proximity to monash uni. These two courses or possibly biomed (looks like it could be a bit harder due to no room for GPA boosting subjects) are the only courses i'm considering.
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Re: Monash Science or Bpsych, advice please.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 04:25:50 am »
so if u do a 1st year of a bachelors degree and you get an average of 70% your guaranteed admission to university of tasmania?  

well in that case i reckon you should do BSc... seriously it would be easy for you to get 70+... i got ~78 avg for first year...just have to keep up with assignments and study(cram) for exams...

hey i was horrible at maths and i did the easiest stats unit (sci1020) and got an 80 for it so im sure you can do it...(and yes i still hate maths lol)

i dunno bout bachelor of psychology...someone i knew he did first year and then quit the degree and transfered to BSc...and a few people said that the psych units have this bitch essay that is boring as and long... so i dunno if you would like Bachelor of Psychology just to do it in first year...whereas in science u can choose to do the psych electives or not to whereas in Bachelor of Psych you have to do them...

but yeah thats just my take on it.  

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Re: Monash Science or Bpsych, advice please.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 07:32:15 am »
Psych will have maths (statistics) in it as well, just letting you know