Sorry, I counted wrong. It would be 23: Math (4), AEW (1), Physics (4), Engineering Seminar (3), PE (1), Language (6), FWS (3), and then the ENGRG150 thingy (1). I do, however, plan to drop some of these during add/drop, most likely the FWS and maybe PE. If the language does become too much, I'll drop that instead, most likely. I'm really only taking one more class than normal, and with the language, I already know most of it according to the syllabus (I'm gonna go in the lower level class so I can formally learn it).
I just want to make sure, though: PE doesn't have to be taken freshman year, right? Because an advising thing from the Engineering department kinda implied that everyone takes PE their first year...
I had a terrible time with Bio 278 for whatever reason. It was really the only class at Cornell where I consistently got the mean on every single prelim. Consequently, I received A's in orgo, physics, biochem but only a B in Bio EE (not even a B+). The material and prelims weren't difficult (in fact the tests are about as unstressful as prelims get) so I guess it was just me :/
Wow, the letter I got from the bio advising center said that they do not recommend taking more than 15 credits. . . .
Considering I'll be taking a research job, then I think I'm going to take their advice and stick with 15 Credits. . .although the 5 on AP Bio really helped me out.
So I think I'm taking:
Intro. Chem (don't remember the number)
Then I want to take an upper level biology class. I have credit for Intro. Bio, any suggestions?
I'm interested in Neurobiology and Behavior, and Genetics and Develpment the most I think, unless there's a really interesting class in another branch of bio.
I think if I'm not having any trouble doing well with 15 credits, then I will probably take Psych. 101 in addition to the 15 next semester. Since I already took a Into. to Psych course through my community college professor (but cornell won't take it because it wasn't taught at the college campus), and we covered identical material, so it would be a fairly easy grade, plus I hear the class is amazing. . . .
I certainly wouldn't take Bio 281 (Genetics) as a freshman or even as a sophomore. This is one of the toughest, most time-intensive classes at Cornell, best reserved for when you are acclimated to the college course load. I'm taking it this upcoming semester.
Bio EE would probably be the best upper level bio course to take as a freshman. Not a lot of work. Easy material. Short, short prelims (depending on the professor).
Yeah, I heard genetics was tough too. I guess I'd be in the same boat as you guys, but since i'm not majoring in bio, I can take my eight bio credits (AP 5) and run... if I minor in it I may need to take more bio courses later though.
You guys can defer the difficult bio courses for a bit and stay with some easier courses (like electives, or general requirements) your first semester, since you have some bio credit. I don't think it will be easy to get A's in a course with premed upperclassmen in your first semester, but that's just my guess.