Schedule too hard?

<p>171 is manageable. If you're one of those people who don't want to spend 10 days on significant figures, go with 171. The advantage of 171 is that it counts as TWO semesters of chemistry. </p>

<p>Anyways, the theory isn't that bad. What kills you is the labs which are a pain. You spend hours every week bs-ing them. And with 171, well.. you skip a whole semester of labs which IMHO is worth a slightly lower grade.</p>

<p>And that schedule is fine. Although if you find it a bit too much you could take 130 in during spring quarter when you won't have chem if you take 171. The 3 quarters of Physics have no relation so you can take them out of sequence.</p>

<p>Thank you RisingSun! Nice to know my schedule is a normal workload for all my premed peers.</p>

<p>Prateek92, ya 101 will be extremely boring b/c I've taken ap chem...but ultimately its the gpa that matters. So 101 seems to be the best bet, no?</p>

<p>So if you take 171 (and are an engineer), does that count as 2 of the basic science courses (out of 4)?</p>

<p>And I am majoring in an engineering discipline that requires little to no chemistry.</p>

<p>so my friend said that 101 is a risky options because lazy genius kids take that class to avoid working hard and they mess up the curve more than 171. this is 101 vs. 171 is becoming quite a debate in my mind!</p>

<p>101 tends to be more comprehensive - because of the 3 quarter sequence you end up learning a lot of chemistry, more so than you would in 171/172. </p>

<p>I feel like the people who take 171/172 are people who did AP chem in high school but don't feel confident taking Orgo yet - or are people who need Chem as a distro and might find 101 too boring. </p>

<p>101/102/103 will be challenging, even if you have taken chem in high school. If you were <em>awesome</em> at chem in high school, it will probably bore you.</p>

<p>Yeah 171 was really easy and 172 was hard, i think it depends on the professor that you have. It was so nice not to have chem spring quarter, so keep that in mind.</p>

<p>That schedule isn't that hard really.. physics 130 is non-calc physics and it's mechanics, so that's pretty cursory.</p>

<p>I'd say a tough schedule for a weinberg kid would be something like this: seminar, MENU, Chem 101/171/210, and a tough class like a high level language or something.</p>

<p>I've taken 90% of the classes a premed student needs, excluding biology because I'm a Chem Eng. This is going to sound really, really *****y, but basically if you can't handle the first quarter premed schedule, you wont be able to handle sophomore year when you have orgo + lab and bio + lab. </p>

<p>Just my opinion. </p>

<p>That being said, you should account for your own ability to transition into the college coursework. If you feel like its going to be to much, just drop a class and pick up another one within the first week. No one will look at you any differently.</p>

<p>yeah also there's no rush if you're just pre-med. you dont have to double up science classes unless you want to graduate early or something</p>

<p>@Glenny: Yes!</p>

<p>I'd agree and say 172 is harder than 171. But that's just 'cause you cover topics like kinetics and electrochem there, while 171 has more theoretical stuff [transition elements anyone]</p>

<p>I'd taken Chem in high school and figured 101 would be too much of a drag. And since I wanted to get over with Chem asap, 2 semesters was the way to go especially seeing that my major barely used any chem at all.</p>

<p>That said, if you've taken AP chem before, both sequences will be probably equally challenging. Maybe 101 slightly less so but hey.. you're stuck with Chem for 3 semesters.</p>

<p>how impossible is it to get an A with 171/172? :P</p>