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1 Science Careers: Introduction January 16, 2012


3 High School You need to take as many AP (advanced placement) classes as possible. Period. You need a competitive GPA (grade point average). Get involved! – Pick a club/sport and stick with it. – Stay in the club/sport for at least 3 years

4 Grade Point Average (GPA) The 2010 accepted students at UCLA: – 93% had HS GPA of 3.75 and higher – 4% had HS GPA between 3.5 and 3.74 – 2% had HS GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 – 1% had HS GPA between 3.0 and 3.24

5 What do Colleges Look At for Admissions? Grade Point Average Class Standing (ex: top 10%) The rigor of classes took (AP) Your SAT/ACT score Continued participation in clubs and sports Community activism Personal Statement Personal/teacher recommendations

6 Standardized Exams SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) More vocabulary More “Big Picture” More sections Max score: 2400 Sections: – Verbal Reasoning – Math – Writing ACT (American College Testing) Science section More advanced math Writing test is not required Max Score: 36 Sections: – English – Math – Reading – Science

7 Undergraduate University Takes about 4 years to earn your Bachelor Degree – Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): psychology, sociology, English, music – Bachelor of Science (B.S.): biology, chemistry, physics

8 Undergraduate University Public Lower “sticker price”, and adequate financial aid. Priority given to in-state residents – 91% of UCLA are CA residents Private High “sticker price”, but lots of financial aid Higher 4-year graduation rates Usually, smaller Find your niche – Women’s college – Historic Black Colleges

9 Graduate University After you earn your Bachelor degree, you can go on to earn the following: – Masters – Ph. D (doctor of philosophy) Requires a dissertation (a very long research paper) – Ed. D (doctor of education) Also requires a dissertation

10 Professional Schools Here, you can earn a variety of degrees: – M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) – D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental medicine) – J.D. (Juris Doctor) Lawyer – D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary medicine) – M.B.A. (Masters of Business Administration) – Pharm. D (Doctor of Pharmacy)


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