You people in bio, chem, etc. =)

<p>Let me get this straight, you only get 5 units for 8-9 hours worth of work? Forgive my ignorance, I'm a social sciences major and I've always wondered about this.</p>

<p>Like, just looking at Bio 1A, you have the 3 units from lecture (3 hours) and its associated discussion section (1 hour), and 2 units from the "lab lecture" (1.5 hours) and its associated lab (3 hours).</p>

<p>That's 8.5 credit hours for so little units...how do you guys manage to take standard courseloads? I mean, all those hours for 1 class? I couldn't imagine taking 3 other classes along with that. As a comparison, foreign language classes are pretty intensive for 5 units but at least they're 5 hours of class time per week.</p>

<p>Enlighten me. :D</p>

<p>Classes with labs simply require a big chunk of time. That's usually why you don't see someone taking more than 2 lab classes at once.</p>

<p>Also, isn't there some difference in the credit hours per unit between semester and quarter system? We are supposed to average 15 units a semester but they average 15 units per quarter, meaning that they take more units in a year but have around the same hours of class/lab time? Can someone clarify this? I've always wondered...</p>

<p>we can't all be social science majors ;)</p>

<p>Why not try to take a science course with lab for your breadth req.</p>

<p>Yes, I remember back in the days when I spent 3 hours of lecture, 4 hours of lab, and at least 2 hours of essentially-mandatory office hours for my Chem 4A which was a 4-unit class. Good times.. NOT.</p>

<p>i hate labs so much-im lab free next semester lol</p>

<p>let the good times roll</p>

<p>The trick is no one really goes to lecture if they can help it.</p>