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Question about STEM major.

Postby yzhu72 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:20 pm

Does it have to be a BS or MA? What about Math BA? And does it really matter, especially when one has a below-median GPA?

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Re: Question about STEM major.

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:46 pm

Does it have to be a BS or MA for what?

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Re: Question about STEM major.

Postby yzhu72 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:28 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Does it have to be a BS or MA for what?

For law school to have special consideration for a below-median GPA?

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Re: Question about STEM major.

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:32 pm

yzhu72 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Does it have to be a BS or MA for what?

For law school to have special consideration for a below-median GPA?

For admission to law school? Won't matter enough to make up for a low GPA either way. School rankings depend on the median GPA of admitted students, and there's no special exception given for GPAs in STEM subjects.

Certain majors will qualify you to take the patent bar and/or make you more attractive to IP employers, but that depends on more than just whether someone's degree is a BS or BA (although a BS, generally speaking, is probably more likely to qualify).

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Re: Question about STEM major.

Postby yzhu72 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:53 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
yzhu72 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Does it have to be a BS or MA for what?

For law school to have special consideration for a below-median GPA?

For admission to law school? Won't matter enough to make up for a low GPA either way. School rankings depend on the median GPA of admitted students, and there's no special exception given for GPAs in STEM subjects.

Certain majors will qualify you to take the patent bar and/or make you more attractive to IP employers, but that depends on more than just whether someone's degree is a BS or BA (although a BS, generally speaking, is probably more likely to qualify).

Thanks! really helpful.



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