How hard is it to succeed as a freshman with a biology major? I will be attending Villanova university, and I really want to have a high gpa at the end of freshman year. I'm taking AP biology this year in high school, and I do well (mostly A's). I read somewhere that the typical first semester freshman at Villanova takes both General Bio and General Chem!!! How much of a workload/how hard do you think this would be? If I get or 4 or 5 on the Bio exam, do I still have to take Gen Bio, or will they put me in a different bio class! I really just want a relatively easy transition into college and a high gpa to qualify for scholarships and the honors program, etc.