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Econ student Transfer Questions
Hi! I was recently admitted as a transfer student for Fall 2019 as a junior for Econ L&S. I was wondering how many courses a student should take their first semester? I was planning on ECON100B/101B (pre-enrolled in 100B after attending webinar), STAT20, an American cultures course and 1 unit DeCal course for my first semester! I plan to double major stats with Econ since I have most of the requirements done for Stats and Econ already, but looking at the major requirements at both majors; I would need to do at least 4-5 courses per semester to graduate within 2 years, so I might just minor in Stats instead. I am looking to become an actuary or financial analyst so I thought Stats might help with Econ, but I'm unsure which majors are good with Econ. I took Linear Algebra and DE at my CC, which is course equivalent to MATH53,54 at Berkeley. I can finish both the Stats and Econ major requirements in two years BUT 4-5 courses per semester seems impossible at least for me.I had a few questions about Econ 100B/101: what the difference between both these courses are and any benefits if I take 101B instead since 101B is optional? I don't know much about the 101 series except that they are much harder than the 100 series, and require much more math.This will be my first semester at Berkeley so I'm unsure what classes are like and what to expect. Any feedback/tips from any fellow transfer or econ students would be appreciated. Thank you!6 replies
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