General Biology before chemistry?

  1. 0 Hey everyone! Classes start this week and im taking General Bio. The course says it recommends Chemistry before this class...I have not taken chemisty yet because I have one more math class that is a pre req to that. I have taken a&p 1 and got an A in that class. Wondering what your thoughts are on me going for it or waiting to start bio till my chemistry is complete? Thanks!
  2. Visit  sdongo profile page

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    Joined Jan '13; Posts: 3.

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  3. Visit  CDEWannaBe profile page
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    I did take chem before biology for healthcare majors, but think you would be fine without it. Biology was bar far the easiest pre req class I took.
  4. Visit  7237dallas profile page
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    For our program Biology wasn't required before Chemistry, it was just required along with it. And since I keep hearing about how hard Chemistry is I'm taking that this semester to get it out of the way, and will try and do Biology over the summer.
  5. Visit  sunbaby0811 profile page
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    I took bio before Chemistry and was fine. There was some review in the first chapter or two but honestly if you took Hs Chem you should be fine. It wasn't hard stuff!!
  6. Visit  queserasera profile page
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    My Gen Bio class was the easiest class I've taken thus far (despite my horrible professor). I didn't take chem and got an A, people in my class had had chem and the class average was a C so I guess it depends on your bio background more than your chem background.
  7. Visit  Katsmeow profile page
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    My bio class went over a chapter of Chem in the beginning and it was pretty straightforward.
  8. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I took (in this order of semesters): biology, microbiology, chemistry, a&p 1, and will now be in the a & p 2. I didn't find chemistry was needed for intro bio so you should be good!
  9. Visit  rolltideroll profile page
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    I wish I would have taken Chemistry before biology, I feel like I would have better understood it. And I DEFINITELY wish I would have taken Chemistry before A&P.
  10. Visit  emily12345 profile page
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    I took gen bio and gen chem 1 at the same time. It was A LOT! I ended up getting a C in chem because I felt so overwhelmed. I got a B in bio and was one of the few that did in that class because the professor was horrible. During a couple lectures I could see how they relate a bit. Personally for me it wouldn't matter taking chem or bio first. I remember learning a tiny bit of chem in bio but then again my professor taught us the most about plants :/
  11. Visit  tara1245 profile page
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    Quote from zoe92
    I took (in this order of semesters): biology, microbiology, chemistry, a&p 1, and will now be in the a & p 2. I didn't find chemistry was needed for intro bio so you should be good!
    What class did you find most difficult? Easiest? I've only taken A&P l and just starting with A&P ll now.
  12. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    I wouldn't worry about it. The chemistry in general biology is very simple and will be covered in the biology text.
  13. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    Tara1245, I found chemistry most difficult because I just don't like it or find it interesting. I am also not too found of math. I like microbiology though. I also took nutrition which is another pre req and considered a biology class at my school. That was easier than micro, chem or a & p.


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