how much units to take 1st sem?

<p>i'm going to be a computer science major. how many units should i take first sem?? i'm thinking about 16 units(4 classes)</p>

<p>It depends on what the classes are and how comfortable you are with a heavy/light workload. ~15 credits is normal for each semester so you should be perfectly alright with 16.</p>

<p>Does your school have a suggest 4-year plan for taking courses?</p>

<p>i'm thinking about a writing class, intro to CS class. i dont know the other 2 :/ i might take physics and maybe psychology or a math course</p>

<p>I'm taking 14 this semester. It makes me feel lazy.</p>

<p>I'm thinking about doing compsci and I'm doing 16 - but 2 of those are pass/fail seminars that are basically participation.</p>

<p>GenChem + Lab = 5 (this is supposed to be notoriously hard)
Calc II = 3
CompSci = 3
bio seminar = 1
compsci seminar = 1
and some 3 credit humanities course (looking for an easy one - thinking either linguistics or human evolution)</p>

<p>I'm probs going to sign up for 19 credits (two humanities classes) and drop one (see which teacher is better)</p>

<p>Since chem is just ridiculous - 9.5 hours a week(!) - and calc is also supposed to hard, I dont want to be overwhelmed...</p>

<p>check with your department if there is a suggested path for your requirements. For a comp sci major you'll for sure need to take math, and probably physics or chem (if its engineering)</p>

<p>take an extra class, that way if you have a bad prof or if its too much, you can drop it</p>