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Potential Fall 2011 Schedule-Bad idea or Manageable

franckherve1franckherve1 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
Chem 102 Honors, Math 232, and Bio 101 Honors. is taking three science-related classes manageable for freshman fall possible or a bad idea?
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  • TwobittehzTwobittehz Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    They reccomend that you have 17 hours per semester and this is college material, so whatever you do end up taking you'll have to learn to manage. I heard science courses are very hard at Carolina but if it's your major and you need to take those classes anyway does it matter if you're a freshman, sophomore, or senior?
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  • jambabyjambaby Registered User Posts: 690 Member
    I think that's pretty hardcore for first semester unless you really, really love math and science. Also, 15 hours is usually the recommended amount, especially for freshmen. 17 hours is a killer.
  • MaterMiaMaterMia Registered User Posts: 1,155 Senior Member
    Chem is a very time consuming class. You have to take a lot of gen ed electives to fill out your requirements, so I would strongly considering spreading some of these out, and fill in with some of those gen ed classes. 15 is the recommendation, not 17.
  • cookiebichoncookiebichon Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Regular chem 102 is difficult and time consuming, let alone honors. Who is the professor? Also add in a 4-5 hour lab once a week and all the time the lab reports seem to take...they have to be written a certain way and it is difficult to get the hang of it. Plus if you have a bad lab TA that adds in time. Also doesn't bio have a lab? Seems like pretty intensive for 1st semester freshman year.
  • TwobittehzTwobittehz Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    I stand corrected

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  • phonyreal98phonyreal98 Registered User Posts: 1,984 Senior Member
    I'd say that's overkill for first semester freshman year. I took until second semester sophomore year to take that many science classes.
  • franckherve1franckherve1 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    I am majoring in Biochemistry though. I have lots of science classes to take. and that was just part of my schedule, the other part is Eng 102i, and first year seminar. so, If I had to take a science class out of the equation, which one should it be? Bio or Chem?
  • cookiebichoncookiebichon Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    drop chem for now
  • jambabyjambaby Registered User Posts: 690 Member
    I agree about holding off on chem. Bio 101 Honors, Math 232, Eng 102i, and a first year seminar are going to be more than enough... I promise!

    ETA - and no one first semester freshman year knows what they're majoring in... Even if they think they do! ; -)
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