I hope you are doing well! The AAMC Course Classification Guide is a great tool to see which courses should count towards your science GPA! However, some courses here at UMich may cover BCPM topics without having a BCPM course label (e.g., BIOLOGY, CHEM, PHYSICS, MATH, etc.). And so, when you apply, you have the ability to assign your classes as a BCPM course so that they may count as part of your BCPM GPA.
Technically, some ANTHRBIO classes do count towards your BCPM GPA (in the Biology section), but not all of them. So, you kind of have to “guess” which ones do. If you can’t tell if a course is in the BCPM category, the general rule is that if the course content is 60% or more biology, chemistry, physics, or math, then it is BCPM. You can get a fair assessment of this by looking over previous syllabi for the class or emailing the professor. Additionally, you can also reach out to a Newman Pre-Health Advisor with the syllabi and course information and ask them if they think you can classify it as a BCPM course. However, it is very possible that even if you declare an ANTHRBIO course as BCPM, AAMC may challenge your classification, so be ready to fill out an application to defend your case if the time comes.
I hope this helps! Feel free to stop by our advising hours (on Sunday – Wednesday from 6 – 10 PM) if you have any further questions!
Raheem, PMH Co-President