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Is taking 6 courses per semester feasible?

djmw98djmw98 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I want to double major in computer science and biology. To do this, along with satisfying the foundation and distribution requirements and the prerequisites for the majority of graduate programs, it looks like I would have to take 5 courses during some semesters, and 6 courses during others. Is it feasible to do this while still having time for extracurricular activities? Thanks!

Replies to: Is taking 6 courses per semester feasible?

  • hebrewhammerhebrewhammer Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    It's not easy but totally possible. I double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Math, actually finishing all my requirements (thanks in part to coming in with 5 or 6 credits worth of APs) a semester early while also running on the track/xc teams and participating in a few other student groups. I took 6 credits for four semesters in a row (although in one of those semesters my sixth course was a massage class).

    I'm honestly not sure why I did it, though, and, in retrospect, it was somewhat masochistic but I had a lot of fun doing it in some weird way.

    If you can afford to then you may want to consider taking a couple classes over the summer - this would probably be most valuable the summer after freshman year as you'll benefit more from internships and/or research in future summers.

    Either way, I'd recommend trying to frontload the courses so that you're able to take fewer courses senior year when you may want to focus more on a capstone or other projects.
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