My D is a first year Chem E major with BioE concentration and premed track. She has a full schedule this past semester (fall 2014) and this semester (spring 2015), so she's putting off taking College Biology, a premed required class. Unfortunately, next semester (fall 2015- her sophomore year), her schedule will be full with Engineering classes PLUS Organic Chemistry, so taking Bio is out of the question, unless she drops a class or take 21 credit hours. I think for a STEM major 21 credit hours per semester is too heavy of a course load.
Her other options: Take Bio over the summer at a Community College (which is not recommended by premed advisor) or take Bio in Spring 2016 (her Sophomore year). The only thing is, Spring 2016, she'll be in Organic Chemistry II.
My question: How much Biology should she have prior to enrolling in O Chem II? Does O Chem I & O Chem II require a strong background in Biology?
Please note: She took AP Biology in high school in 11th grade, but no Biol lectures since then. However, she has 3 summers of Research Lab (working with cells) work experience under her belt. But we all know Lab is lab and not actual Biology classes.