Hi, I'm going to Berkeley this fall as a Freshmen and I've already had orientation. However, I am still confused as to how many units I should take and whether or not I will be able to handle 16 units during my first semester. Counseling has advised I take 13, however I am trying to prepare myself for Haas and at the same time for a poli-sci major. I don't want to not-get-into Haas and then not have a back up. My counselor gave me a list of what classes I need to prepare for both majors and according to that, I would have to take 16 units my first semester if I'm planning on taking 16 units each other semester until it comes time to declare my major.
So far my classes are:
Rhetoric IA (haas req) (4 units)
Math 16a or Math 1A (haas req) (16a is 3 units) (1a is 4)
Poli Sci 5 (poli sci req) (4 units)
History 17b (breadth) (4 units)
poli sci 179 ( 1 unit) (I will not take this class if I choose to take math 1A
Also: I am preparing for Law school, some form of business law, for that reason I was looking at getting a BA in Business. I do recognize that Law school has no preference to what your undergraduate degree is in.
I will take any and all suggestions into consideration. Thank you so much for your help.