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'I want to major in Biochemistry/Biology' - Why are you applying?

Truscan2012 2 / 6  
Nov 12, 2011   #1
I am applying to Rice University and Johns Hopkins University. They both have a prompt regarding my selected major (as mentioned in the title.)

Please review my response. I would really appreciate it! :)

Saying that I want to major in Biochemistry/Biology just because it is a science class and that it will help me for medical school is an understatement. In fact, it is not true at all. Yes, majoring in a science and having a BS is a plus for med school, but that means that I could just major in any science and it would suffice. But to the contrary, I have chosen to major in Biochemistry for a totally different reason.

In my 4 years of High School, AP Biology was and still is my favorite class. I always loved science and Biology is my strong suite. Out of all the subjects taught in AP Biology, I was eager to learn about the cell, its components, and how they function; I was and still am intrigued. Even though I the fundamentals and most of the details of the cell, I wanted to know more: the Cell Cycle, potassium pump, DNA, protein synthesis, mitochondrion, polysaccharides, the list goes on and on. But what flipped the switch and lighted my eyes up was DNA. Everything about it seemed to tickle my mind and spark questions; questions that I want answered.

That's why I want to major in Biochemistry.

Mklina 2 / 2  
Nov 12, 2011   #2
I liked how you mentioned about your passion in biology. I suggest you start your essay based on that passion and explain why you have passion for that major for example) life awakening fact, experience in lab etc. good luck!
OP Truscan2012 2 / 6  
Nov 12, 2011   #3
Mklina, thank you very much for helping! Thanks for the advice as well, I'll make sure to fix it. :)
danny411 /  
Nov 13, 2011   #4
yes, that is pretty nice

what is it about DNA

genes ? OR How its central role in humans

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