I have a question, I want to take up Biology, is it good?
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I have a question, I want to take up Biology, is it good?
baka good luck TO your college life hindi for your college life. I doubt kung makapasa ka sa USTET. hahaha joke
If you're rich, go take Biology, if not, take a course that will give you a job rightaway after graduation.
Wow. that plan of yours would really take too long but if you're really determined to do just that and if that's really your passion, then I guess you should go for it. Although honestly, I don't really suggest that you take up a master's degree in Animal Biology before going to medical school because I don't think that's practical. By then, you'd have to refresh your general knowledge all over again in order to pass the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) and get into a good medical school. That is, unless, you still remember or manage to retain the stuff you learned during your pre-med years. But I'm also not saying that the NMAT's hard. It's actually not that hard if you have a good stock knowledge or if you really study for it. Also, I think the load and subjects for BS Biology students are harder than the other pre-med degrees in the College of Science like BS Psychology. In fact, BS Psychology students still have to take up extra units/courses if they want to get qualified for medical school. But if you think you can handle all the load, stress, pressure, and sleepless nights memorizing and studying for four consecutive years, then you don't have to worry about your plan and just push through with it.
In terms of the expenses in taking up BS Biology, I observed during my previous years that the tuition fee for BS Biology students every semester is usually a bit higher than the tuition fees for the other degrees in the College of Science. I think this is partly because of all the miscellaneous fees you'll have for the numerous laboratory classes you'll need to take during your stay. That's different though from the laboratory fee included in your overall tuition fee every semester that allows you to have breakages worth up to 2000 php. Also, you should know that the tuition fee usually gets higher too as you get into the next level. And add to all those the additional expenses you'll have along the way, because you'd also have to pay a lot for your thick, heavy, expensive books and other educational materials.
As for your question regarding the degree as a good pre-medical choice, I think it's not really that advantageous in the long run. Yes, you'll get to have a good and vast knowledge about science in general, as you'll even study the tiniest of animals and microorganisms, and even plants. But those aren't really that helpful in medical school, unlike a few other pre-med degrees. One example of a good pre-medical degree would be Physical Therapy since it gives you an edge in dissection and anatomy when you get to medical school. But on the bright side, BS Biology not only gives you vast scientific knowledge but also prepares you in terms of handling loads of memorization and reading. It would also help you somehow in terms of microbiology and physiology in med school. Anyway, that's it for now. I hope I helped you with my answers. If you still have questions about the degree, feel free to ask me about them as I would be willing to help you with them. Also, sorry for my long post.
Sa curriculum din ng CA (and AB) meron din mga courses na talagang mapapa-isip ka tulad ng Logic, Rational Psychology and Ethics.
Last edited by tomaseeknow; Jul 3, 2012 at 11:09 AM.
BS Psych students, like me, will take Physics and Comparative Anatomy, not for completing the requirements but for exposure. UST FMS doesn't require these. Some BS Psych students, now in UST FMS and UP CM, didn't take extra units.
Pero ako, magttake pa din.
1. Pre-medical courses, Architecture, Music, Philosophy, Accountancy, Theology, and Sports (does this count?)
2. BS Psychology in UST? 'nuff said. The best. 6-time champions of the Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affliates Inter quizbee. It is the only university, or one of the few, that offers 3 major foundations on its specialities (Industrial, Educational, and Clinical). Sa iba, pipili ka lang ng isa, pagdating ng 3rd year.
Now, since the implementation of the Psychology Law RA 10029. The UST Department of Psychology eyes to top the first board exams.
Versatility is one of UST CA's biggest strengths; meaning there are a lot of job opportunities for you in different fields. However, the drawback is there are fields in our curriculum that aren't as comprehensive as other school's CA programs. If you're interested in Advertising (and to a lesser extent, Marketing), PR and Comm Research, UST's CA program is for you.
Honestly, if you're hell-bent on going into Production (whether in TV, Film or Radio) or creative writing, I think it's better if you take up Digital Film Making at CSB or AB Comm in other schools.
But overall, I still think that there are better options than taking up BS Biology as a pre-medical degree. I, for one, would recommend taking up Physical Therapy or Medical Technology since I think those give more of an edge in medical school. Mas magagamit kasi learnings from those degree programs, I think.
Although I must also say that any bachelor's degree in science or the arts would do naman for medical school, kelangan nga lang ifill yung quota or required number of units in terms of science-related subjects/courses. But I guess, just like all other career choices, this all boils down naman to the person's preferences, after weighing the pros and cons of each of their options.