When you take your bio, chem, etc. you would only be taking intro classes. You wouldn't even scratch the surface of the information on the MCAT. I would stick with your plan of becoming a psychologist. That way you can pursue your love and make a career.
HBCU's are great, wouldnt recommend choosing a PWI over a HBCU but a great PWI in california that is excellent in the medical area is Davis, I still recommend a HBCU though...
I think springtime was trying to ask how is a psychology degree going to be all that you need for the medical field...? but in what area of the medical field are u interested in?
That's exactly what I meant. On the MCAT, I know that the information covered will include anatomy and other science type things. If you major in psychology you are going to focus on how the mind works. You can take a few science electives but that wouldn't fully prepare you because you can go only go so in depth in the subject since its not your major. Plus taking classes all over the place can interfere with fulfilling your major requirements.If you want to go in depth into the life sciences you should just major in one in the first place or double major.
I hope this helps.
this college search is harder than i expected!! so now i might have to cross Tuskegee off my list b/c their psych/pre-med program isnt academically rigorous. i really didnt want to apply to many PWIs but the feedback ive been getting on about HBCUs are really pushing me further and further away. would u suggest any other colleges/universities to look into. They can be primarily white school but i would like them to b diverse, or any other HBCU besides the 1s i have listed that are well rounded schools..etc because i really need to come up with a final list of schools.
I didn't say that the psychology major wasn't academically demanding. I just pointed out the possibility that your coursework wouldn't prepare you for the MCAT. I was meaning to ask...how is a psychology major exactly supposed to do that? I'm curious. I know that you can't major in things like pre-law or pre-med.. universities just put you in classes that would be beneficial, more like a concentration or minor.
ok i'll think of some.lol. how come you wouldn't suggest that?
A liberal arts degree at Tuskegee is ok. I know because I'm a History major. We don't get as much respect as the other colleges at Tuskegee. There is more funding and programs centered around the sciences and business. When I look at the curriculm for the pyschology major, I don't know how well that will prepare you for the MCAT or finally med school. I would suggest Biology or one of the other science type majors.
As for some other pointers in regards to Tuskegee...
1. Keep copies of everything. They WILL lose something.
2. Financial Aid sucks. Don't expect a large package unless you have outstanding grades and test scores.
3. Housing and "The cafe" are bearable. Nothing to write home about..
4. Social life is ok. We have all of the D9 except the Alphas. People mainly party at either the Soul or Club Extreme. If they have a car they can always go to either Montgomery or Auburn for civilization.
5. Academics vary depending on your major. Some professors are pushovers while others are nothing to laugh at.
If you have any questions feel to ask....
ASU itself isn't boring.
You can always find something to get into no matter where you go to school. The question you need to ask yourself is, are those things productive to your education or to yourself as a person. If the answer is no then you are better off studying and staying out of trouble.