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  • Requirements for BCPM Inclusion 

    The following is the criteria for including courses in the Biology, Chemistry, math, and Physics (BCPM) GPA. Courses taught in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Math are always included in the BCPM, including courses that are introductory, elementary, and/or for non-science majors.  

    BIOLOGY 

    Courses taught in the departments of an undergraduate institutions typically regarded as biological in nature.  Depending on the institution, these departments might include the following: 

    Biology Biochemistry Botany Cellular and Molecular Biology Ecology
    Genetics Microbiology Physiology Zoology  


    In addition, certain courses from other departments may be considered for the BCPM GPA if the course content is essentially biological in nature and more than 50% of the course covers such content.  Examples of this may include: 

    Biomedical Engineering Kinesiology Neuroscience Psychology


    Consideration of courses not in traditional biological departments will be made on an individual basis by TMDSAS staff.  Outside content experts may be consulted in some cases. 

    CHEMISTRY 

    Courses taught in the chemistry and/or organic chemistry departments of an undergraduate institution.  Depending on the institution, other departments where applicable courses might be taught include the following: 

    Biochemistry Chemical Engineering


    Consideration of courses not in traditional chemistry departments will be made on an individual basis by TMDSAS staff.  Outside content experts may be consulted in some cases. 


    PHYSICS 

    Courses taught in the physics and/or physical science departments of an undergraduate institution.  In addition, certain courses from other departments may be considered for the BCPM GPA if the course content is essentially Physics in nature and more than 50% of the course covers such content.  Examples of this may include: 

    Engineering Mechanical Engineering


    Consideration of courses not in traditional physics departments will be made on an individual basis by TMDSAS staff.  Outside content experts may be consulted in some cases. 

    MATHEMATICS 

    Courses taught in the mathematics and/or statistics departments of an undergraduate institution.  

    Consideration of courses not in traditional mathematics/statistics departments will be made on an individual basis by TMDSAS staff.  Outside content experts may be consulted in some cases.