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[Apr. 11th, 2007|08:53 pm]
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Hi, I'm a junior who just got back from a college fair where Providence College was in attendance. I talked to the guy (didn't catch his name, sorry!) and he basically made me swear to take calculus and an honors science my senior year. He was very militant; my mom was even a bit scared.

I'm not a very science-math oriented person, so that kinda frightened me. My senior year's classes include AP Euro, AP Eng IV, Spanish 5, and a class at Wheaton College.

I wanted to know how many of you didn't take calculus or a science, honors or not, their senior year. My freshman year was earth science, soph was bio, and I'm currently taking chemistry. All of those were honors.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: napoleonofnerds
2007-04-12 01:10 am (UTC)
What major did you have in mind?

I know a lot of people who didn't do any math or science their senior year, myself included, but they're all in humanities or social science majors, not in math/science/pre-med.

Heck, I'm not taking Calc in college.

If you ever have any questions about PC or about the process generally, I'm always happy to answer. My screen name and e-mail are in my profile.

-EJ
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[User Picture]From: destruir
2007-04-12 01:16 am (UTC)
I'm completely undeclared right now. I thought something computer related but it would require a lot of math, which I'm not really capable of. I thought pharmaceuticals (this isn't PC) but that requires a lot of chem, etc.

...I'm very undeclared.

And thanks, I'll keep that in mind. I suppose I should figure out what I want to do before stressing out about these sorts of things.
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[User Picture]From: napoleonofnerds
2007-04-12 03:45 am (UTC)
There's no shame in being undeclared. PC is a great place to be undeclared - the advising program is very good and there's so much stuff to take that it's easy to find something that fits.

Don't stress, you'll end up where you're supposed to be.
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[User Picture]From: lonelyescapade
2007-04-12 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm finishing up my first year PC, and I took Calc in high school because it does look good to colleges, but if you are looking into Liberal Arts, it won't matter much. When you get to PC, you have to take a math placement exam to take one math class anyways, so I just took Calc again.
I did not take a science my senior year, and I know a lot of people who didn't, so I wouldn't stress about that.

And it's okay to be undeclared, I was terribly undeclared when I came here, but I am finally a Social Work major.

Good luck!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-03 02:51 am (UTC)
I laughed out loud when I read your comment. I don't know how I came across this but I am a PC grad. I took 1 math class at PC, the easiest they offered. Before going to PC I took as few math/sci classes as I could get away with in hs. In fact I did not take sci my sr year of hs. I never took calculus. Sounds like this guy is a little off. Good luck! In my experience PC does not have a lot of people focused on math/sci areas
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