Hi my name is Cindy Martinez, I am currently a sophomore at Boston University at the College of Arts and Sciences. My major is currently Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. Before attending BU I had attended a public high school in Union City, NJ. I took a pretty tough courseload every year. I always took honors courses and AP courses as they were offered. I beleive that by taking courses that challenge you that you make yourself a more competitive candidate for a school that is selective. I also participated in clubs and sports which I suppose you can say makes a well rounded students which I think will help you once you do get to college.
So, moving on to what Boston univeristy is like. First of all the university is comprised of different colleges including the one that I am currently enrolled in. There is the School of fine arts, school of communications, Sargent college of health and rehabilitation, and others. They all offer different majors according to the college of your choice.
The campus is located down the main street of Commonwealth Ave, all of which can be walked. Dorms are available everywhere on campus depending on what your preference is. Overall it gives the feeling of being in a city but not an overwhelming feeling.
In terms of the field that i am interested in. I am a science major and I am premed. This in it self is not easy however they are integrated because the requirements for medical school coincide with the requirements for my major. This has made it a bit easier, timewise, for me to not fall behind in terms of taking the necessary classes to complete my major. A strong background in chemistry and biology is very much needed if you intend to do well and not struggle in classes that will be demanding such as the sciences. Even if you don't have a strong background it is still possible to do well it will just demand more time and effort from you. Overall i would say that you are expected to work hard and really earn your grades because the professors know that the majority of people in their classes are aspiring to one day become the professionals of this world.
Outside the classroom there is an endless array of activities to partcipate in. There is everything from concerts to sporting events to gallery exhibits everyday of the week. The flexibility of being able to attend an Art show one night and hockey game the next is something that is very exciting especially when its a walk away.
If you have any questions for me feel free to ask.
Hope to hear some interesting things
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