Depends if you are looking at biology research / grad school or premed.
For bio research after college,
1350 is the easiest with Blankenship or Garcia.
1610 is for sure the most interesting.
Cornell will give you amazing research opportunities before and after graduation and those courses will give you a good foundation.
Cornell is one of the best for bio research careers.
For premed, seriously consider transferring to another college. My roommate who is a premed senior is real upset that the long term premed advisor left last year, admission stats to medical school from cornell are a complete disaster, he says they are not even releasing data from the last 2 years. I really don't know why cornell is doing so poorly with premed placements as I am not premed. Do your fact checking, according to him cornell is around 64% unscreened and the other ivys are 95%+ unscreened for medical college admission. My sister at SUNY Oswego says the SUNYs do far better at medical school admission than cornell. Anyway, you are ok with any of those 3 courses, 1350 for sure the easiest. Just do your own research and you will be fine. Frank.
As a former premed (and current med student), I completely disagree with what frankfrankabc said. I got plenty of interviews and admissions offers, as did almost all of my premed friends. We're scattered at top med schools across the country now.
It's true that the premed advisors aren't great, but so what? What would they tell you that you wouldn't be able to find online within seconds anyway?
I've been reading frankfrankabc's posts for awhile and he is full of it. Obviously, someone with no real understanding of statistics or facts, while often citing the flawed WSJ survey as truth. His propensity to make up statistics leads me to think he's similar to another former troll (check on the Brown, Dartmouth, Penn boards. Guarantee that their med school acceptance rates are not 90%+).
Cornell premed is just fine. If you have a 3.7/35 from Cornell, you will do just as well in med school admissions as someone with a 3.7/35 from Harvard or Duke or WashU or any other peer school. -former Cornell premed, former med student, current resident
Above post is not accurate. Cornell has not posted applied / admit data for the last 2 years. Check for yourself and look at the year of info on the web site. My sense is that the numbers are real bad or they would have been posted.
They have not updated site for 2 years.
When I took 1350, nearly everyone I knew got an A or A-.
My personal opinion, go with 1350. Good luck.
Well I took 1350 spring 2011 and 1440 spring 2012....both of them are really hard....then again...all intro bio courses at Cornell are difficult...the other one I haven't taken but for most premeds I know they have taken both 1350 and 1440, which are relatively the ones that you need for med school I think...but they also say that those two are the most difficult as well..
As a current medical student, thought I would chime in. There are more Cornellians at my medical school than any other institution. Cornell has great advising, and they also allow anyone to apply. And as an aside - SUNY Oswego? I know several hundred medical students, and I don't know any that attended Oswego.
Yes, the premed courses are difficult...but so is medical school. You'll be well prepared.