what college courses should I take?? (in math&science)

<p>hello.. i am thinking about taking some community college classes. but i wanna hear some CCer's opinion. i am currently a senior and planning on majoring BME.</p>

<p>math-wise... i am taking AP Calc AB(the highest level in my HS) and i dont know what is a next-level class. community college has Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry 1 , 2, and 3 and differential equations. And i have a feeling that Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry 2 would be the one i need to take. but i wanna make sure.</p>

<p>science-wise, i am taking independent study for AP biology(with no help from a teacher) but i am considering to drop that, and to take college biology1/cellular processes class. what do you think? (note that it's only cellular processes, they do have biology 2/organisms and ecology) please advise me!</p>

<p>well after all... should i even take any?? (i am planning / wanting to go top-engineering school)</p>

<p>there is some other interesting classes too, such as organic chem. and human anatomy, and C++ and all that.. but i dont know.</p>

<p>REPLY PLEASE ..</p>

<p>the community college will be able to tell you which calc w/analyt geom. should come after calc ab. It's probably 2, but it depends on how they arrange the material. Sometimes placement also depends on the actual grade you got on the AP exam. There should be an adviser in the CC math dept who can tell you over the phone or by email. You'll want to finish basic calc before you take diff eq.</p>

<p>Calc II is def after AP Calc AB. You only do 1/2 of Calc II in AB.</p>

<p>oh i forgot to add.. i gotta pay $60/a credit for CC class. basically Calc is $60x5credits, and so on. worthy it?</p>

<p>if the alternative is not taking any math your senior year of high school, than yes, it is worth $300 to take it at the CC. That's really pretty cheap. You can't even take it by distance learning for that price.</p>

<p>texas137/ i am taking AP Calc AB right now, and even though i am talking about next semester(which would be 2005 spring), i will be still in AP Calc AB.
Well my CC is almost junior college(it was actually a junior college a few years ago), and not good. i guess that explain a low price. at the end, it's only about a true education.. means i wont be able to transfer my credits, cuz most of my top choice schools(and hoply i'll get in) dont accept any. i just want to learn more stuffs, cuz it seems to me that i havent taken much higher level courses compared to other students from academically better high schools</p>

<p>I wouldn't drop any HS classes for CC classes... I think it would look like you had poor judgement and weren't planning very well. I have taken various math and social science classes at my CC(which is not a CC, but like one to me) and they are equal to most AP courses, IMO, except for you have more big papers and not so much busy stuff. Also, do the CC science courses require a lab? I know that the reason why I didn't take any sciences at my CC is because the labs didn't get out til liike 11pm and I like like 40 min away so I just wasn't willing to loose that precious sleep. </p>

<p>Also, if you aren't going to get credit is it worth it to you? I know that I probably won't get credit for most of the classes I've taken, but I've taken classes that I felt I needed enrichment in or had a personal desire to learn about.</p>

<p>... like everything, do it for yourself and not for the admissions staff because most likely to them it won't be that big of a deal.</p>

<p>dreaming - ah, I thought you were thinking of next year, after you finish calc AB. How about self-studying to supplement your cal AB class enough to take the BC exam in May? Lots of people do that. Then you would be clearly positioned for multivariable in summer or fall 2005. If you try to switch to the CC for math in the spring, after only 1 semester of AP calc AB at your high school, they might make you start their own calc sequence from the beginning. I don't think half of calc AB would be enough to get you into calc II.</p>

<p>anovice, exactly that's why i am doing. AB stuffs are kinda easy for me and i want to challenge myself. i heard from a math teacher that we are going to cover most of AB material before x-mas and we'll just keep going over and over and over until may. so i guess i would be ready for calc2. i was actually going to self-study BC but i dont know in which way i would learn more stuffs.. ; in CC or Selfstudying AB. -either way i am aiming to take BC instead of AB.</p>

<p>one class i am thinking about dropping is "independent study for AP biology". it's like study hall, but i am studying whatever i want to.. but there is no help or assistance from a teacher. </p>

<p>i guess i didnt give much info. at first place. if anyone can tell me more. i will be really appriciate.</p>

<p>I would suggest self-studying the Calc BC material, taking the Calc BC exam, and then taking multivariable calculus over the summer. You could also look into taking physics - mechanics (calculus-based for engineering majors) in the Spring and electricity/magnetism in the Summer. The freshman physics sequence is often a weed-out class for engineering majors, so you can get a good head start on that.</p>

<p>Any thoughts on calculus-based physics? I'm taking that next semester at a Division I University.</p>

<p>my CC is really not good, and dont have any physics class at all.</p>

<p>so you guys dont think it's good idea to take Calc II in CC... add a short reply plz.
(i found that CalcII is what follows after my AP Calc AB class .. so it would be a right sequence.)</p>

<p>how hard is it to self-study BC materials??</p>

<p>You're still talking about spring semester, right? If the CC normally places people who have completed AP Calc AB into their own calc II class, they may not let you register for it in the spring if you only have half of AP Calc AB.</p>

<p>The best source of advice on this is the math advising office at the CC. They will know best how to translate your current AP course sequence into their own course sequence.</p>