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Taking Calc 1 + Physics 1 and Lab + Statistics same semester?

welchie98welchie98 Registered User Posts: 96 Junior Member
I was just wondering if taking three of those classes during the same semester would be okay. You need Calculus 1 in order to take Physics 1, but the school allows us to take the two concurrently.

Replies to: Taking Calc 1 + Physics 1 and Lab + Statistics same semester?

  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 12,385 Forum Champion
    Do you need to take Statistics? For Eng majors, taking physics and calc at the same time is normal.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,656 Senior Member
    At many schools, the typical sequence for non-advanced engineering majors is:

    Semester 1: Calculus 1
    Semester 2: Calculus 2, Physics 1 (including mechanics)
    Semester 3: Calculus 3 (multivariable), Physics 2 (including E&M)

    because physics for engineering majors depends on calculus (i.e. Physics 1 has Calculus 1 as a prerequisite).

    More advanced students who start in Calculus 2 or higher math course (due to AP or other credit for Calculus 1 or more) may start Physics 1 in their first semester.
  • MandalorianMandalorian Registered User Posts: 1,754 Senior Member
    That is pretty normal.
  • silmarilsilmaril Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    Normal for STEM.
  • Jamrock411Jamrock411 Registered User Posts: 498 Member
    edited June 2017
    welchie98 wrote:
    Through my first year of CC:
    CC GPA: 3.3 (I plan on rising this to a 3.6-3.7)

    Courses I have taken:
    Trig/College Algebra (B)
    Calc I (I taken this twice. I gotta D first semester and an A second semester)
    Intro to Computer Science (A)
    Programming and Logic I (B)
    English Comp I & II (A's in both)
    Literature Into Film (C - This class kinda sucked)
    Macroeconomics (B)
    American History I (A)

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-southern-california/1999432-chances-transferring-to-usc.html#latest

    OP, you said you got an A in Calc I your second semester, so why are you retaking Calc I? Calc II, maybe?
  • NHufferNHuffer Forum Champion GWU Posts: 912 Forum Champion
    If it works with your schedule, I'd recommend taking Physics I after you take Calc I. At least if you're studying something where Physics is important. You'll get more out of it and understand the formulae more.
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