Schedule too hard?

<p>I know this schedule is really hard, but I need to take these classes to get where I want to. So is it doable? (I'm at a public state school and majoring in Chemical Engineering. I had a 4.0 my first year and I'm entering my sophomore year)</p>

<p>Organic I
Calculus III
Differential
Thermodynamics
Fluids</p>

<p>All of them are 3 credits except Organic is 4, so it's only 16 credits but pretty difficult classes. I've done real well in Chemistry and Math in the past, but is this too much?</p>

<p>Looks very tough...but you seem confident and straightforward (you know what you want and based on Freshman year marks, 4.0, you are willing to work what's necessary for it)</p>

<p>So I think you will succeed</p>

<p>Looks pretty hard from my perspective (I'm also entering in as a sophomore in ChemE). I don't know how you can take Calc III and Differential Equations at the same time, so I would suggest not taking DiffEqs, and focus on Calc III. Also I would take either Fluids or Thermo not both, unless your school makes you. My schedule for instance looks as follows:</p>

<p>English
Math Elective (Either Discrete Math or Statistics, haven't quite decided on where I want to go there)
Process Calculations
Organic Chem 1</p>

<p>As far as if its doable, I would say it would be very hard with what you have, but if you insist on it try it out for a week or two and if its too much drop one of the classes (my suggestion being differential equations)</p>

<p>You'll breeze through Calc 3 if you're a math person. Ochem is not like general chem. Diffy Q's are tough. Thermo and Fluids I have never taken.</p>

<p>IMO, it will come down to how easily Diffy Q's comes to you. Ochem will take a lot of time to learn, and you can't afford to be wasting time trying to understand differential equations if you're not a math whiz.</p>

<p>This schedule is only appropriate if you're naturally talented at math, because then you'll be focusing on ochem and thermo (and maybe fluids I don't know anything about that).</p>

<p>EDIT: The schedule above me is ridiculously easy. As a 4.0 student, I don't think you need to ease your schedule that much. I would simply drop either diffy q's or fluids.</p>

<p>Yeah I agree my schedule is pretty easy, but I got done with all my tougher courses (All of the required physics, all of calculus classes, and differential equations) so all that's left for me for sophomore year are my introductory major courses and elective classes. I was just giving a perspective from my schedule.</p>

<p>16? I would not be too worried. Try and re-arrange some classes in the long-term schedule if you can to substitute something less rigorous, but if it cannot be helped, it cannot be helped.</p>

<p>I've had a couple friends take DiffEq and Calc 3 in the same semester, and they both did fine. But that schedule is very tough. Why don't you take 1-2 of those next semester?</p>

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Yeah I agree my schedule is pretty easy, but I got done with all my tougher courses (All of the required physics, all of calculus classes, and differential equations) so all that's left for me for sophomore year are my introductory major courses and elective classes. I was just giving a perspective from my schedule.

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<p>I wasn't intending to disrespect your course selection. There's nothing wrong with having an easy semester every once in a while. We're all aware that CE majors don't have it easy in the long run. </p>

<p>I'm only saying that your schedule is not a fair comparison. You're in one of those opportune college lulls in your schedule. The OP's schedule, on the other hand, is peaking in rigor. Thus, your schedule is not a great comparison tool. The question is what's the maximum reasonable courseload for the OP. I think, to be reasonable, either thermo or fluids should be exchanged for an easy class if possible.</p>

<p>thanks guys. I'm probably going to move Thermo and take an easy elective.</p>

<p>If the elective is required, may as well. Otherwise, it is a liability.</p>

<p>Yeah, I need it to have enough credits for my scholarships but it's just music appreciation (which, no offense to music majors, but this is the class for people to fulfill their fine art requirements) and it'll take at most an hour a week.</p>

<p>I'm taking an easy strength training cake class often taken by the jocks for that same reason. Less expensive than a personal trainer :D</p>

<p>That said, do what one must to get the money, it is that much less one has to borrow.</p>

<p>Organic I - challenging
Calculus III - cake
Differential - cake
Thermodynamics - manageable
Fluids - manageable</p>

<p>Overall - very doable</p>