CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

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CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby in_to_win » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:58 pm

On a majority of my apps that I've sent out, I had a brain fart and put "BS" instead of "BA" for my Poli Sci degree. I'm a double major in Psychology (BS) and Poli Sci (BA)--that's probably where the typo occurred.

Is it necessary to inform the Admissions Committee of this mistake? or will they realize on their own that this was an accident?

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:04 pm

oh LAWD. go take a shot of tequila

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby in_to_win » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:14 am

oh, ok.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:15 am

you're fine

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:21 am

At least you didn't accidentally type in "Bachelor o farts"

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Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:32 am

This is the only place for you now, bro. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=103945

Just kidding you should be fine. Plenty of reports on here of pretty egregious typos and people still getting in.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby apollo2015 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:46 am

Its an easy mistake to make. Political Science is a science. I always remind my friends that we are scientists.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby justinp » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:47 am

apollo2015 wrote:Its an easy mistake to make. Political Science is a science. I always remind my friends that we are scientists.


About to graduate with a PoliSci degree here. DEFINITELY not a scientist.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby thederangedwang » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:51 am

justinp wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Its an easy mistake to make. Political Science is a science. I always remind my friends that we are scientists.


About to graduate with a PoliSci degree here. DEFINITELY not a scientist.

depends on the field and the school

obviously if you are political theory you are a phil major basically, but if you are IR, like I am, and go to a heavily qualitative school, like i do, it can be a science basically.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby apollo2015 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:47 am

thederangedwang wrote:depends on the field and the school

obviously if you are political theory you are a phil major basically, but if you are IR, like I am, and go to a heavily qualitative school, like i do, it can be a science basically.


After taking years of what can best be described as "political math" classes, I must admit some jealousy of my peers who took the political theory emphasis instead. Though, I dunno. Maybe they found some way to have multivariate regression analyses fit into their philosophical studies. (Not that Philosophy itself is anything to scoff at in its pure Logic emphases of course.)

I wonder if Political Science is less sciency at the schools where they let professors express political opinions. At my undergrad virtually no professor ever hinted at their leanings. Professional norms to avoid allegations of partisanship in their research, perhaps.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby IAFG » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:54 am

thederangedwang wrote:
justinp wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Its an easy mistake to make. Political Science is a science. I always remind my friends that we are scientists.


About to graduate with a PoliSci degree here. DEFINITELY not a scientist.

depends on the field and the school

obviously if you are political theory you are a phil major basically, but if you are IR, like I am, and go to a heavily qualitative school, like i do, it can be a science basically.

No, not it can't. You are a tool if you believe yourself to be a scientist. A tool among tools. The tooliest tool among law students.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:55 am

IAFG wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:
justinp wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Its an easy mistake to make. Political Science is a science. I always remind my friends that we are scientists.


About to graduate with a PoliSci degree here. DEFINITELY not a scientist.

depends on the field and the school

obviously if you are political theory you are a phil major basically, but if you are IR, like I am, and go to a heavily qualitative school, like i do, it can be a science basically.

No, not it can't. You are a tool if you believe yourself to be a scientist. A tool among tools. The tooliest tool among law students.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby rayiner » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:56 am

It's not a science just because you do a little bit of data analysis.

"Science" covers a lot of ground, but it means a specific thing. Unless the field rigorously uses the experimental method, it is not a science. Even in heavily quantitative fields, like economics, the methodology is best described as post-hoc rationalization, not science.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby Errzii » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:07 am

Seems like a harmless mistake. I guess it couldn't hurt to let schools know but personally I wouldn't bother. Also, lol @ the guy arguing that poli sci is a science.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby yale2011 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:28 am

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:47 am

yale2011 wrote:
rayiner wrote:It's not a science just because you do a little bit of data analysis.

"Science" covers a lot of ground, but it means a specific thing. Unless the field rigorously uses the experimental method, it is not a science. Even in heavily quantitative fields, like economics, the methodology is best described as post-hoc rationalization, not science.


It does.

No.

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Postby yale2011 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:12 am

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby flcath » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:13 am

IAFG wrote:
thederangedwang wrote:
justinp wrote:
apollo2015 wrote:Its an easy mistake to make. Political Science is a science. I always remind my friends that we are scientists.


About to graduate with a PoliSci degree here. DEFINITELY not a scientist.

depends on the field and the school

obviously if you are political theory you are a phil major basically, but if you are IR, like I am, and go to a heavily qualitative school, like i do, it can be a science basically.

No, not it can't. You are a tool if you believe yourself to be a scientist. A tool among tools. The tooliest tool among law students.

I was about to make fun of justinp for not getting (what I assumed was) a joke.

I cannot believe a poli sci kid has the audacity to call himself a scientist.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:17 am

flcath wrote:I was about to make fun of justinp for not getting (what I assumed was) a joke.

I cannot believe a poli sci kid has the audacity to call himself a scientist it a degree.

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Re: CRAP. TYPED IN "Bachelor of Sci" instead of "Bachelor of Art

Postby in_to_win » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:09 am

birdlaw117 wrote:
flcath wrote:I was about to make fun of justinp for not getting (what I assumed was) a joke.

I cannot believe a poli sci kid has the audacity to call himself a scientist it a degree.



^lulz. WELL IT'S A GOOD THING I GOT A PSYCHOLOGY DOUBLE MAJOR. fml




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