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Effect of switching Specialization on Masters


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Hi,

 

I'm entering my 4th year of study at UTSC and am stronly considering switching my specialist from Cell and Molecular biology to Integrative biology. The reason I want to do this is because Integrative bio lets me take a greater variety of bio courses while Cell and Molec retricts me to a lot of upper year lab courses. I know my major has no effect on Med Schools but my back up is doing a Masters and was wondering what bearing, if at all, this switch would have on my chances.

 

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Research-based Masters programs really value laboratory courses. I say pick whichever you will enjoy the most since your performance will be reflected in your grades. Taking something you enjoy often translates into better performance.

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Thanks for the suggestion, I am planning on doing an Honors research project next year regardless of my program but I was really just concerned about what bearing or what level of consideration one's actual specialist or major is taken into in the process of getting into a masters program, like a research based one. Cause some of the upper year lab courses are killer hard and I'd like to avoid those ones rather than sacrifice my GPA

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i definitely think that a thesis is enough if you are applying to grad school, and you dont need alot of research oriented classes on top of that. if med is your top choice and research is only a back up, i would say that getting good marks is a priority. and as someone who took alot of research oriented classes this year and hated it, if you want to go to med school, DONT waste your time and energy studying stuff you dont care about.

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