Chem 2090

<p>From what Ive read, it seems that if you are a premed AND are in engineering, you are required to take Chem 2090 in the fall of freshman year even if you got credit for it through the AP chem exam and you have to take Chem 2080 in the spring. Is this true or is there a way around it? </p>

<p>The reason I ask is because I, a engineering premed, did not get automatically enrolled in Chem 2090 due to my AP score and I was unable to enroll in the class because the computer told me it was full. Furthermore, I was unable to take physics since I did not take Calc BC and therefore did not receive credit for Math 1910. As of right now, Im not taking any science classes. Is it ok for a premed student to not take any science classes first semester and still graduate in 4 years without having to spend a summer at Cornell?</p>

<p>You should probably take Chem 2150/2160 as a premed engineer.</p>

<p>Hm, but from what Ive heard Chem 2150/2160 is a lot harder than Chem 2090/2080. As a premed, arent I supposed to maintain a high GPA?</p>

<p>Also, am I right to assume that Im going to have to take either Chem 2090 or Chem 2150 during my first semester?</p>

<p>Considering you placed out of Chem 2090 with AP score, you should be fine with 2150/2160. If you can't maintain a high GPA in that, then maybe you should rethink being pre-med.</p>

<p>And yes you are correct in that assumption.</p>

<p>Alright, thanks for answering my question.</p>

<p>Hm, I'll think about taking 2150 vs 2090. I'll see which one still has space for me so I can add it when I get to Cornell.</p>

<p>Chemical Engineer = 2090
PreMed = 2150</p>

<p>Hm, what's the difference between Chem 2090 and CHem 2150 if one is supposed to be for engineers and the other for pre med? Is it different course material that is more applicable for a premed student or how does it work? </p>

<p>I had no idea that Chem 2150 was meant for premeds, so Im a bit confused right now.</p>

<p>Chem 2150 is actually the equivalent of a more advanced Chem 2080. It deals with Kinetics, Acid/Base, Electrochem.</p>

<p>Chem 2160, second semester, is the equivalent of a more advanced Chem 2090/2070. It deals with Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Orbital Theory.</p>

<p>Engineers are supposed to usually take the 2090-2080 sequence. But if you have AP chem credit, are a chem major, chemical/mat sci engineer, or are premed, you are strongly encouraged to instead take the Honors Chem 2150-2160 sequence.</p>

<p>Alright, that cleared it all up! Thanks. I guess Im taking Chem 2150!</p>

<p>i dont know what the engineering requirements are but i do believe that if ur a premed the 2070-2080 sequence is reccomended (regardless of AP credit)</p>

<p>Lol? 2150/2160 is Honors Chem, while 2070/2080 is regular intro chem. I specifically asked my faculty advisor and he said that 2070/2080 is fine for premeds that are not majoring in Chemistry. Since you're enginerring, 2070/2080 is fine.</p>

<p>Hm, I was hoping to take that sequence of Chem, but since Im in engineering I would need to take Chem 2090 and then 2080. I dont know how much relevance Chem 2090 has for premed students, so Im a bit wary of taking it. I would love to take the Chem 2090-2080 sequence if it adequately covers what I will need to know on the MCAT and it is easier. Btw, my engineering major is electrical/computer engineering even though Im a premed. :D</p>