Jun 222014
 

Question by sam: In university requirements, is geography considered a ‘science’, or is it only physics, biology, chemistry?
I know that biology, chemistry and physics are typical sciences, but i was wondering if geography was considered as a science?
In terms of university requirements/applications..? (in the UK)

For example some courses i am looking at, state the requirements of English and a science..and physics was the only science i took at GCSE level, and i dropped it after that.

Thanks.
oh yeah..social studies. i don’t know why i didn’t think of that..cos i actually know it aha :| there was just something in the back of my mind thinking that geography might be classed as a science..like an earth science.

oh well..thanks anyway. [:

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Answer by ☮Androgynous☮
Geography is considered as a social study, I believe.
Also, chemistry, biology, and physics are lab sciences, unlike psychology, sociology, and physical science.

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Nov 262013
 

Question by DrinkMilkLoveLife: What kind of math should be expected in a Biology University program?
I’m planning to go to university two years from now to study biology. I’m very good at the sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics), however I am weak at math. If I were to go into a biology program at university, how hard would the math courses be? Assuming I’m taking a biology course that has little to no focus on math, zoology, biodiversity, genetics, ect.

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Answer by Joe
First off, if you are very proficient with chemistry and physics, then you will soon realize that you must be proficient with mathematics as it is the underlying basis for chemical reactions and most physical laws that were constructed (i.e. Newton w/ calculus and physics eqns). Biology actually has a lot of math as its basis, once you get past your introductory courses, you will see that you encounter advanced mathematics in courses such as ecology (eigenvectors are calculated here). Also most universities have pre-requisites of Calculus I and II, so you will have to become very comfortable with dealing with math. So to answer your question plainly, the math classes will not be all that tough, just make sure you have a strong platform to build off of from trigonometry and precalculus, with that platform calculus should follow pretty easily.

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Oct 262013
 

Question by Vito Perez: If I wanted to major in Political Science but wanted a minor on physics, which university should I go?
I want to minor specifically on quantum mechanics. In fact, I don’t plan to take an occupation involving physics, more on the lines of politics.
Also, it would be best if that university had a policy debate team.

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Answer by footbalz1
You have a pretty strange direction for yourself but an interesting one none the less. I would recommend the University of Oregon. I’ve actually attended there and both of those programs there are top notch.

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Oct 042013
 

Question by moryteza_hajkarim: How can I get a full studentship from an American/Canadian university in PhD courses?
I am not a home student. I have MS degree in Digital Signal and Image Processing from England. Relevant PhD courses could be Neuroscience, Electrophisiology, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Machine Vision and stuff. My GPA is not good, round 2.5. I would be very thankful if someone could help me.

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Answer by ownpool
You cannot be admitted to a US Ph.D. program in your field with less than a 3.5 GPA. Things in Canada are probably similar.

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Sep 232013
 

Question by angel_n1372: How Hard is the first year of University ?
I have been offered a place at the University of Manchester for Cognitive neuroscience and psychology. The problem is I have Done Access course instead of A levels because of certain circumstances. And I am terrified right now. I don’t know what is waiting for me … How should I prepare myself?

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Answer by Orcleus
Not much you can do to prepare. Just study, stay organized and communicate with your professor if you need extra help. Also take advantage of the resources you have on campus

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Sep 222013
 

Question by arron p: How much do University lecturers get paid?
I checked my Universities website and it seems around the 30k mark. I know most of my lecturers (Biomedical Science and Academic Medicine) also run research projects and labs. Do they also get paid for this? I think most of the research is funded by charities. If they do get paid for their research how much do they get paid? For example in Immunology, Cancer or Neuroscience?

Cheers in advance!

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Answer by eri
No, they don’t get paid extra to run labs, do research, publish papers, attend conferences, and advise students. They’re just expected to do it to keep their job and if they ever want to earn another one. Lecturers usually aren’t permanent positions; permanent faculty positions start out paying 40k – 80k depending on the school, the field, and your experience. Adjuncts, who aren’t expected to do research but often have to if they ever want a real job, make 20k a year (without benefits) if they’re lucky.

Research is funded by the government, for the most part – scientists apply for research funding through things like the NIH, NSF, and NASA. No, you don’t make money off of research (except what you’re paid to do it – I mean you don’t make extra money for doing research or publishing papers or discovering something) unless you patent something (and if you’re working for a university or company, they own that patent, not you, so you really don’t make money even then) and it costs money to publish in most journals.

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Sep 172013
 

Question by FashionLover: What are my chances of getting into Washington State University and the University of North Texas?
I have a 3.09 GPA, made a 21 on the ACT and 960 on SAT. I’m ranked in the third quartile, and have about maybe 35 hours of volunteer work. I’m in AP English, and taking an additional year of science and math ( physic and math independent studies). I live in Texas, but have family in Washington.

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Answer by allukcatsbaby
Just a quick thing- you still wont qualify with family in washington- you need more than an address to get in state tuition if that makes a difference (it goes by your legal parents/they check given your high school is in Texas more than likely).

In any case- probably not- with that sat score, thats simply too low at both schools unless your gpa was higher- which is also on the low end of admissions stats (mychances.net) You may have to go to a cc. I would apply, you may get in, but the chances are probably only near 10%.

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May 112013
 

Question by : What are some good majors at Duke University?
I’m looking to go into neuroscience and a noetic Sciences. Is Duke a good place for that? I’ve heard they have some great research projects going on, especially in the noetic sciences. Is this true? If not, what are some other good schools for this?

Thanks!

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Answer by papillon17
education

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Mar 122013
 

Question by B: What are the chances of getting into the University of Pittsburgh with a GED and SAT score?
I have a total score of 3500 on my GED and a 2100 on my SAT, no extra-curricular activities in America, but I was a Cadet and part of my debating society, and no advanced classes or college credits. I am not a High school dropout as I have finished High School in my country; however, I choose to do the GED thinking that my grades would get better. I want to do Neuroscience or Philosophy. So I’m just asking what would be my chances of getting into Pitt with these grades?

Also, is it very hard to get into Pitt?

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Answer by Batgirl
your sat scores will be fine for them. however, you did not mention your grades from high school. UPitt has a very high gpa expectation – most admitted students are 3.75 or higher

you may also need to take the TOEFL depending on your exact status

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Feb 272013
 

Question by Angie :) : Is northeastern university difficult to get into?
I want to go for behavioral neuroscience next fall. I did terrible on my SATs and can’t take them again because of the deadlines. I wrote a pretty good essay though. I am a hispanic, first out of my family to go to college and my mom is single and we are both poor.

Is it really hard to get into?
Don’t send me the average SAT scores and data stuff because I already looked and a lot of times that isn’t the deciding factor. I want to hear from people personally!

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Answer by eri
Not really hard. A friend of mine got in with a 2.9 as a transfer student, so you need to do a bit better than that coming from high school.

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