Maybe you can take bio at your local community college this summer (that's what I did). I took organic chemistry many years ago at Rutgers, but back then, it was in a large lecture hall and the exam average was 25-35%, which would get you a C. I wonder if it has changed.
That right there is 11 credits, and I need at least 16/semester to graduate on time as I will be in the SEBS school. I will be a Marine Science major so you think I should just take one requirement for that? That will be only be 14?
silverd you are a freshman? I understand the need to take a certain amount of credits in order to graduate on time. The important thing is to not overload your schedule your very first semester until you have had time to adjust to a new setting and workload. Once you know how to budget your time, it becomes much easier.
So yes, I would only take 14 credits. I would make that extra class something that satisfies one of your core requirements but is not too intense. Have you spoken with an advisor? I would try to do that if you don't know what you should take.
Don't worry about getting behind on your credits now, you have 4 years to make it up. You can always take a transferrable summer course or 2 at your community college or take one at Rutgers during the summer. Be strategic about it. The first semester, you want to feel confident and get some hard courses finished with decent grades. If you take 16 credits and get a 1.9 you've wasted way more time than taking 14 credits and getting a 3.0.
Thanks for your insight. The only problem is that I will already be 16 credits behind, I miss my first semester next year due to a military obligation. So my first semester will be in the spring which is why I need some guidance on how many classes to take. I understand about taking that amount of credits, but also understand I am already in a bind and am behind. However, most likely I will only take 14. You're right, if I breeze through them (which I feel is likely because of my work ethic, but also very possible I don't) then I'll just take more every other semester. I also have yet to talk to an advisor, I will definitely do so. Thank you for your help.
I Never saw I would breeze through orgo, I have heard how hard of a course that is. But I will talk to an advisor soon about when classes are available and what my path should be. I though bio was offered in spring but could easily be wrong. Thanks for the help.