class selection advice for a pre-med hopeful? :)

<p>Hi! So I am an incoming senior, and I'd like to major in biology when I am in college. I am going to take community college classes concurrently with my high school schedule this year, but I am not sure which class is the better option (more useful) if I am going into pre-medical studies in college.</p>

<p>Should I take Human Biology with Laboratory for the fall semester? I'm not too sure if that is a class that will be transferable to a UC. Does anyone know? Following that class, I may take Fundamentals of Biological Science with Laboratory in the spring. </p>

<p>Or should I take Introductory Chemistry for the fall semester, then take General College Chemistry 1 for the spring semester, and then perhaps Introductory to Organic Chemistry in the summer? </p>

<p>So what do you think? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! :)</p>

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<p>Whatever you do, make sure you get an A in the class as it will be in your record forever.</p>

<p>If the course is transferable to a UC or Cal State, it will be noted as such in the college catalog. It should have an IGETC designation.</p>

<p>Intro Chem may or may not be transferable. At some jucos, Intro Chem is like a HS honors class for those with no or a weak background in Chem. Some UC campuses even offer a 2-unit Intro Chem course. But it will not satisfy a premed prereq.</p>

<p>If you are in California, you should take the Chem sequence first. (It is a prereq at several UCs for Bio.)</p>

<p>Welcome</a> to ASSIST will help you find which California community college courses match up to which courses for each major at each UC and CSU.</p>

<p>For example, if you are targeting Molecular and Cell Biology (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at Berkeley, and you will attend Mission College, you can read the following report:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.assist.org/web-assist/reportOnly.do?agreement=aa&reportPath=REPORT_2&reportScript=Rep2.pl&event=19&dir=1&rinst=left&EM=1&sia=MISSION&ia=MISSION&ria=UCB&oia=UCB&ay=11-12&dora=MCELLBI%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.assist.org/web-assist/reportOnly.do?agreement=aa&reportPath=REPORT_2&reportScript=Rep2.pl&event=19&dir=1&rinst=left&EM=1&sia=MISSION&ia=MISSION&ria=UCB&oia=UCB&ay=11-12&dora=MCELLBI&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It says that Mission College's Chemistry 1A and 1B match up to Berkeley's Chemistry 1A/1AL and 1B. For Berkeley's Biology 1A and 1B, you can take Mission College's Biology 1A and 1B, or Biology 41, 42, and 43.</p>

<p>I have exactly the same advice: "Whatever you do, make sure you get an A in the class as it will be in your record forever. " It does not matter what you take, just get an A.</p>