Should I pursue Liberal Arts or STEM classes in High School.

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  1. Annapolis Bound

    Annapolis Bound Member

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    Hello!

    This is my first post on here, so I apologize if I mess anything up when posting this. I saw that someone on here posted that the Naval Academy tries to maintain a 65% STEM student body and a 35% Liberal Arts student body. Is this true? I've always been talented with the Liberal Arts and it's one of my strengths. So, should I focus on the Liberal Arts or STEM?


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  2. guayb15

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    Stem


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  3. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    One will have an uphill battle to admission without being able to show continued superior performance in STEM classes.
     
  4. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Don't forget all MIDN have a B.S. degree (even in liberal arts majors)...so you need to demonstrate you are able to handle, calculus, chemistry, physics, etc.
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The key is to take, and do well in, the core STEM courses, such as calculus, chemistry, and physics -- preferably at the honors/AP level. If you do that, there is nothing wrong with a heavy dose of English, history, advanced language, etc. You can even toss in the occasional art history, music, or sociology course.
     
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  6. Jillgorman

    Jillgorman New Member

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    You should do what you like and will do well in while trying to take the most challenging courses you can at your school. DS had AP classes but no other "engineering" type classes compared to his public school counterparts. He did well, went to USNA STEM after freshman year and did an engineering institute another summer. But his hs classes were not STEM based outside of the traditional AP Physics and AP Calc.
     

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