Feb 132014
 

Question by ra912: Where is the best neuroscience grad school program out there? and other similar questions.?
I’ve got a couple of questions about getting my grad degree in neuroscience. So, rather than flood the boards with questions, I’ll just ask them all here and hope for your insightful answers. :)

1. Which are the really good schools and programs for graduate training in neuroscience? (I’m not at all picky about locations)

2. Is there a difference between a degree in Neuroscience and other similar ones, like Brain and Cognitive Sciences?

3. I’ve got no research experience in neuroscience (not really an option here in the Philippines). Will that be a big problem? Could research experience in cognitive psychology be a possible substitute? Also, is a GPA of 3.6 (BS Psyc) good enough?

4. What does one do with a neuroscience grad degree, apart from research and teaching?

5. How big of a problem might I have with funding? I’ve got very little money of my own.

I plan on starting 5 years from now, if it makes any difference. I’d love to hear any other tips you might have for me too. :D

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Feb 132014
 

Question by Yertia: High school science class?
So I just got my high school schedule, and there’s this class, physiology and anatomy. I also have physics before this. Where does this fall in the spectrum of science classes? Like chemistry comes after physical science, physics comes after chemistry. Is this anatomy class next? Or is it just some filler class?

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Answer by yayayay
It goes physical science , biology, chemistry , physics , anatomy. After chemistry at least at my school you can take whatever science you want and you don’t have to go in order

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Feb 062014
 

Question by Ajantha R: What science class should I take for high school?
I want to become a chemical engineer.

Option 1:
10th grade: AP Bio, Advanced Chem (mandatory)
11th grade: AP chem, Advanced Physics
12th grade: AP Physics, AP Enviromental Science

Option 2:
10th grade: AP Bio, Advanced Chem
11th grade: AP chem, AP physics B
12th grade: AP physics C, Enviromental Science AP

Option 3:
10th grade: Honors Chem
11th grade: AP chem, Physics B
12th grade: AP bio, Physic C

Please explain answer

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Answer by equestrian
I am thinking perhaps option 1 or 2: (I do not know the difference between AP Physics or AP Physics B and C exactley)

All the sciences are related so it is great the variety your school offers!
2 has the advantage that you take non-AP chem first which may be helpful to pound down the basics. Option 2 has the most AP classe and while yes it is quite a bit of work in the long run you will be thankful besides the 10% average boost)

I hope I helped all options seem great however, whatever works for your schedule the best!

I want to be a bioengineer so I am in a similar situation!

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Dec 272013
 

Question by Paul: How long do I have to decide what I want to go to school for?
I’m going to be going to college in September, but I’m really torn about what I want to do. I can’t decide what I want to do, physics, or computer science. If I do physics I would have to do a lot of work and go to grad school (which is no problem, I enjoy school), and CS would pretty much put right in the job market. I really enjoy both of these and I don’t what I really want to do in life? How much time do I have to decide what I really want to do? (Also I am attending Community College as of right now due to some financial issues, and If I pursuit a degree in physics I would have to do some undergrad research to get into a really good grad school, not easy to do in community college.
thats the thing though. I would want to go into research.

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Answer by eri
You don’t have to go to grad school in physics, only if you want to do research for a job. Physics is a very employable major. You don’t have to declare a major until the start of junior year, but a lot of your classes will count towards both majors anyway (intro physics, intro to programming, math through calculus). And they’re useful as double majors for many fields.

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Nov 112013
 

Question by : What are the requirements to get into Harvard Medical School?
I’ve just finishing up my first year at UVa and have a 4.0. I’ve been taking many science classes, and plan on doing a double major of Biology and Chemistry. I’m also getting involved with a neuroscience lab that meets every morning. What are my chances?

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Answer by PE2008
Pretty slim, because the competition is so fierce.

If you keep up the 4.0 GPA, and do well in the MCAT, you’ll probably get into at least one Medical School. But if you don’t get into Medical School you will regret Majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Bioprocess Engineering or Chemical Engineering would be better.

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Nov 082013
 

Question by fs7402k11: How many years in school to be a forensic scientist?
Beginning forensic scientists usually
have at least a bachelor’s degree in
forensic science, chemistry, biology,
physics, or physical anthropology.

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Answer by Will K
I go to West Chester and it is a 4 year degree there.

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Oct 012013
 

Question by Moe: What school path should I take for wounded warrior amputees and prosthetics?
So I have a GED now and I’m going into a community college to study liberal arts for an associates degree. I really have the desire to work at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center with the wounded warriors. I wasn’t sure what school I should transfer into after community college let alone what i should get a degree in. I wanted to work with amputees and prosthetics. I looked into biomechanical engineering but I don’t necessarily want to create the prosthetics. I want to be more of a therapist to the wounded warriors. Maybe Physical Therapy or a Physical Therapist’s Assistant? but then, what would I concentrate on if I wanted specifically to work with amputees? I thought of Occupational Therapy but again, I don’t know what to specialize in or how I would do it. I want to get a really good education but I’m unsure of places that would offer the things I would need. I also wouldn’t mind minoring in neuroscience or maybe human physiology If that would even help? I’m so confused and unsure of what to do.
****I’m in liberal arts now because I don’t have much of a educational background past 10th grade. So i wanted to take basic classes of math and what not. i figured classes in liberal art could easily be transferred over to another major.

COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME INSTEAD OF TELLING ME TO GO TALK TO MY ADVISOR. I DON’T HAVE ONE YET, I’M GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE SPRING.

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Answer by Dawn
Go to the Walter Reed Medical Center Website and see what jobs they’re hiring for–looks like all nursing right now.

You don’t need to worry now about whether you’ll major in amputees or paraplegics. Even Physical or Occupational Therapy is a choice for the future. Both of those require degrees beyond a BSc .

Take as many science and math classes as you can while you’re getting your AS (after you finish your beginning classes at CC, go for an AS degree, not an AA). That will put you in a better place for entrance for any of the health sciences. They’re all very competitive programs.

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There are programs for Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant that will not require nearly as much schooling. That may be a good way to go. Once you’re employed as an assistant, the hospital/rehab center may help with your tuition for further schooling. Check for assistant schools near where you are.

Good job going back to school!

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Sep 212013
 

Question by okiedokie898: What are the chances of getting into NYU dental school?
So I do not have a great GPA, 3.1 double majoring in Psychology and Biology (including 3 minors Neuroscience, Polish and Art History) I was wondering if anyone who had already applied to dental schools with a similar GPA can tell me about their experiences, if you got in? What extra curriculars did you have? Was this the easiest school to apply to? Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks!

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Answer by kate
gpa 3.1 isnt too good for nyu dental…. but i would give it a try and get a interview w/ them…. ( if im so into nyu dental…otherwise, there’s always other dental school…no big deal)

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Aug 042013
 

Question by bebefunfun: is it good to do cognitive science minor with econ major (accounting minor) if i want to go to law school?
I know that cognitive science involves a lot about psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, and I figured that it would be helpful for critical thinking in law too and I’m kind of interested in that. But my other concern is I’m not good at science and will doing a minor in cognitive science pull down my chances of applying to law school in terms of getting a bad GPA?

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Answer by Trent
Law schools will look at your GPA, but this will be normalized and you will be compared to other people in your school and with your major. So while you might have a 3.5 with your major at School A, you will not really be compared with a person at School B who has a 3.8 in a different major. That being said, your GPA is still really important but I think it has more to do with your major than your minor. I also don’t think that any particular major or minor gives you an advantage once you are in school, especially not in your first year. Once you can take elective courses your background might help you. For example you mention an accounting minor, if you take tax law classes then your accounting knowledge may help you.

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