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2 Life Science classes in 1 quarter?

kshao3795kshao3795 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
Hi, I'm an incoming freshman, and I'm trying to make my schedule. Would it be a bad idea to take LS 1 and LS 2 in the same quarter? My other class would be a GE. Because I heard science majors should take ~2 science classes and 1 non science per quarter the first year, but everything else is filled. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
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Replies to: 2 Life Science classes in 1 quarter?

  • TheEarlyBirdTheEarlyBird Registered User Posts: 341 Member
    Have you finished all your required math classes already? Either Math 3A/B/C or 31A/B, 32A? When they say 2 science courses and a GE, a math class would be considered a "science" course. So typically science majors will take a math, LS/chem, and a GE for the first quarter.
  • kshao3795kshao3795 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Well I only have Math 3C left, and it's really full for the quarter already. So the chances that I can get in are pretty low...
  • TheEarlyBirdTheEarlyBird Registered User Posts: 341 Member
    Did you not go to orientation? The New Student Advisors typically help incoming freshmen sort it all out and enroll in classes.
  • phospholipasephospholipase Registered User Posts: 686 Member
    Taking LS1 and LS2 together is fine. You don't need one for the other. Difficulty varies; if you're a science person, these classes shouldn't be a problem. If you're worried, then don't do it. You can keep checking 3C and wait until a class opens, and/or attend class the first day and see if the instructor can enroll you/announces that the department plans to open seats. Take LS2 rather than LS1 if you only want one. LS2 is pre-req for more things than LS1.
  • UC-DreamsUC-Dreams Registered User Posts: 258 Junior Member
    I took LS1 with the professors who are teaching it in the fall, I enjoyed the class, specifically the lab component and the ecology portion (although I was annoyed by having to memorize all the time periods and what happened in each one). Workload is reasonable and most concepts are pretty easy to understand (though I had difficulty with constructing phylogenetic trees for a while). It's not a class where you have to study way ahead of time. I guarantee you'll find yourself putting a lot more time into LS2, it can get fairly detailed and you have to memorize cellular respiration, photosynthesis, etc.

    I think you'd be ok, especially if your 3rd class is a GE and not another science class.
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