Same Major, BA or BS? Any impact on law school admissions?

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Same Major, BA or BS? Any impact on law school admissions?

Post by cyclist » Mon May 18, 2020 12:41 am

I'm a political science and data science double major and need to choose which should headline my degree--BA or BS. I know that an individual major has little impact on admissions, but would one of these be slightly preferable over the other? Or is it also negligible? Thanks!

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Re: Same Major, BA or BS? Any impact on law school admissions?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Mon May 18, 2020 6:15 am

Won't matter for law school. I'd headline with the BS for almost everything else, though, since data science is an in-demand skillset and political science isn't.

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Re: Same Major, BA or BS? Any impact on law school admissions?

Post by nealric » Mon May 18, 2020 12:19 pm

Agree with the above. Might as well have the most marketable major as the headline. Every other law school applicant is a poli sci major, so data science will actually make you stand out in a good way. Not so much for admissions, but for job applications.

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Re: Same Major, BA or BS? Any impact on law school admissions?

Post by JS623 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:24 pm

Agree with the previous two. I was in a similar situation, and I got the same advice. I lead with my B.S. in political science and it worked out well for me.

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