UCSD bioengineering curriculum

<p>So I just got accepted into bioengineering at ucsd (hooray) and am wondering: how many classes per quarter or per year can I take that are NOT science/engineering/math, assuming I want to graduate in 4 years (not pre-med)? </p>

<p>Online, the curriculum lists many classes, but only 1 "HSS: Humanities/Social Science College General Ed. Courses" each year! I know engineering takes a lot of classes, but... you can take more HSS-type courses with other science majors, right?</p>

<p>Also, I will have 9 APs, including Electricity/Magnetism, Mechanics, Statistics, Calc AB, and Calc BC. Will these help?</p>

<p>Any additional comments about this program would also be appreciated-thanks for your help!</p>

<p>When it lists the one "HSS", it doesn't actually mean that. The number varies based on what college you are in. Having AP credit for Math and Physics will certainly help - math alone allows you to skip 20A and 20B and free up two classes. I've been taking at least 1-2 GE's a quarter so far (I'm a second year) without any problem. </p>

<p>You'll have to search your four year plan; I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find it on all the college websites under the 'Academics' pages someplace. It should allow you to plan accordingly.</p>

<p>Hi, I graduated from UCSD in BioE. For kicks, I'm just looking back at what it's like to apply, and giving a helping opinion - or for those of the future looking at this.</p>

<p>there's no limit to how many HSS classes or technical classes you can take each quarter. i think there's a flow chart online you could check, and that you should try to follow, to make sure you graduate on time.</p>

<p>personally, i ignore the HSS section completely - i just take HSS classes whenever i wanted to.
i think those APs will help, if you have 4's and 5's.
- the college that you're in (of the 6) will set the pace of your 4 year curriculum.</p>

<p>additional comments - oo, way too many. check for my posts in other forums! generally, many of my classmates and i think bioe in general makes you a jack of many trades, but a master of very few.</p>