Okay to take two science classes first semester?

<p>I was talking to my parents about my class scheduling and they informed me that at some point in my college career I would have to take two sciences at a time in order to be ready for the MCAT by junior year.</p>

<p>Is this something that's commonly done or is it just asking for failure?
Also, can someone link me to UC Merced's online course catalog?</p>

<p><a href="http://registrar.ucmerced.edu/sites/registrar/files/public/documents/UC_Merced_General_Catalog_2009_2011.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://registrar.ucmerced.edu/sites/registrar/files/public/documents/UC_Merced_General_Catalog_2009_2011.pdf&lt;/a>
Thats the link for the general catalog</p>

<p><a href="https://bannerprod1.ucmerced.edu/pls/prod/xhwschedule.p_selectsubject%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://bannerprod1.ucmerced.edu/pls/prod/xhwschedule.p_selectsubject&lt;/a>
thats the link for searching for classes.</p>

<p>Its amazing what you can find if you google it right?
let me know what classes you take! i might be in ur classes this year!</p>

<p>I believe he was asking whether or not taking two science courses simultaneously would be difficult. </p>

<p>I hate to give this answer, but it's the truth: it depends. What science course, who is teaching it, what other classes you are taking at the same time, the type of student you are...</p>

<p>If you're thinking about taking the MCAT, you WILL have difficult classes. There is no doubt about that. Think back to what subjects you excelled in back in high school (i.e. Calculus) and try to couple those courses with classes you find difficult (i.e. O-Chem). This way, you can focus much of your effort on the more difficult class while having the "easier" class to keep your confidence up. </p>

<p>Yes, it is manageable to take two science courses at UC Merced (or anywhere for that matter). You will just have to plan ahead, execute accordingly, and be in for one hell of a ride (the road to med school always is tough).</p>