Cross School Course Registration

<p>HI, so I'm WCAS incoming freshman, and I'm wondering, if I was interested, if it's possible to take courses or even major in a concentration outside the school. For example, I was interested in some biomed engineering courses at McCormick School of Engineering... that I would take throughout the four years if it's possible for me to. However, even though I'm interested, I don't think that majoring in that would be a good idea, since there seem to be many course requirements for an engineering major that would be a burden since I need to fulfill WCAS major requirements as well.</p>

<p>But still, is it possible and/or is it advisable to take courses outside of your school?</p>

<p>it is possible to, but most courses open to all schools are in Weinberg, although some are in other schools like McCormick. i'm not sure if BME courses are open to all students b/c those will probably be open only to BME majors.</p>

<p>Most freshmen will take courses outside their school l to fulfill distribution requirements...</p>

<p>To take decent BME classes you'd probably have to switch into McCormick, not only because you'd need to have taken the prerequisite courses but also because of registration priority/prereg. At that point, you might as well major in it. </p>

<p>I'm an econ major, and to register for a cool class in another major that would have filled up during prereg I declared my 2nd major in that department , took the class, then dropped the major next quarter. I'm not sure if that works across the board.</p>

<p>That being said, it's pretty easy to take classes in School of Comm or SESP if you are in WCAS as long as they dont fill up during prereg.</p>

<p>Also realize that tons of McCormick kids double major in Weinberg. They lift some of the WCAS requirements to make it easy. Hopefully this helps.</p>

<p>McCormick doesn't have pre registration.</p>

<p>As a WCAS student you may be able to take the first few 100-200 level courses but after that the pre-reqs will include other engineering courses which you won't have the time to take.... </p>

<p>On the other hand, as a McCormick student you can double major, and also take higher level courses primarily 'cause the pre-reqs often include courses in the same field.</p>

<p>Oh really? I was primarily interested in the systems physiology classes and this cardiovascular class, but I'm not that interested in majoring in BME. I just thought there were classes that were both really interesting and relevant to my career interest in medicine. I'd rather stay in WCAS though and major in bio. Thanks guys!</p>