questions about taking classes

<p>Hey, I am a high school student applying to Cornell and well, I am planning on applying to the college of engineering (biological engineering). But I am also interested in things like I was hard is it to take a psychology class from Human Ecology department? And well I just dont have the feel for taking classes in college a freshman how many classes do students usually take per semester? how many are from another department or college (like human ecology or arts and science colleges)? Thanks for your time.</p>

<p>As an engineering student you will be required to take a certain number of liberal arts classes, but the engineering college has a list of electives that it approves so you must choose from the list. </p>

<p>It is not hard to take non-engineering classes unless there is a time conflict. </p>

<p>As a freshman engineering student at Cornell I took 5 courses. I don't go to Cornell anymore but this semester I have three engineering and two English courses. Next semester I will have 5 engineering lectures and two labs. I think 5 to 6 courses is a good load for the average undergrad.</p>

<p>oh wow ok..thx for your comments it helped a lot...i guess i should reconsider about applyin to engineering cauz i am really interested more in human biology than just biological engineering so..well thx</p>

<p>My advice is if your interests are not in engineering, then don't go into it. Cornell's engineering program is rigorous and students who don't like engineering don't last very long. Not everybody has the mindset and skills to do engineering. I may be able to do mechanical engineering but there is no way I could survive in a chemistry program. But if engineering does look mildly interesting give it a shot, but don't stick around too long if it is too hard. Cornell is not the kind of school where you can take your good old time. They want you out in 4 years. In contrast, at my current school many engineering students are there for 5 years or more. Actually, the program that I am in now was originally designed to be 5 years and to complete it in 4 years you have to take larger course loads and pay more tuition.</p>