Online Science Courses - page 17

Hi all, I thought that maybe it would be good to have a sticky for online science courses. I am currently looking for an online/distance learning-- 4-- credit microbiology course. Of course... Read More

  1. by   Laboratorian
    Forgot to add.

    BYU has the genetics course for cheaper.
    And the instructor for the immunology course is a nut (so says the internet).
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=518207
  2. by   Laboratorian
    About to get a definite answer from UAB on the equivalentcy of UNE's courses.
    I went ahead and mentioned that the course was online.
  3. by   trin22
    Hello everyone,
    I am new here and I plan to apply to nursing school for next fall. I am able to take my prerequisite courses at a community college. Would it be better if I take them online or at a community college? The nursing program accepts online courses and labs. I've taken many online courses before and it seems like they are more work and time consuming.
    I would appreciate any feedback.
  4. by   trin22
    Can anyone confirm whether or not taking college algebra will be beneficial for chemistry courses? Some chemistry courses require college algebra as a prerequisite. Can it hurt you if you don't take college algebra? Thank you.
  5. by   nvsmom
    yes..it is beneficial..some science classes even have prerequisites when it comes to math. Nursing programs I have seen require Statistics and I believe before you take Statistics you have to have some type of algebra...
  6. by   trin22
    Quote from nvsmom
    yes..it is beneficial..some science classes even have prerequisites when it comes to math. Nursing programs I have seen require Statistics and I believe before you take Statistics you have to have some type of algebra...
    My bachelor's degree is business oriented so I never took college algebra. I took statistics, finite mathematics, and intermediate algebra (this course was taken a long time ago at a community college).

    I plan to apply to a pre-licensure MSN program. I have the option to take either one biochemistry (3 credits) course or two chemistry courses (6 credits). The issue is that some chemistry courses require college algebra as a prerequisite while some do not. I suppose I can always take courses that don't require a prerequisite. I was told that the level of the chemistry courses does not matter as long as they are 6 credits.

    1. Has anyone taken biochemistry in place of chemistry? Biochemistry seems more interesting.
    2. Do you think taking chemistry courses and college algebra will be beneficial for nursing school or does it not matter? I want to prepare myself for nursing school even if it means taking courses and labs that are not required.

    I hope someone can shed some light. Thank you.
  7. by   caliotter3
    Every school I have ever looked at required inorganic and organic chemistry as prerequisites to biochemistry.
  8. by   trin22
    Quote from caliotter3
    Every school I have ever looked at required inorganic and organic chemistry as prerequisites to biochemistry.
    Yes, it seems most biochemistry courses for science majors require chemistry prerequisites. However, I found at last 4 online biochemistry courses that do not require inorganic and organic chemistry- they either don't require it or you only need an elementary chemistry course.
  9. by   caliotter3
    I would not take biochem without a basic knowledge of chemistry. And you have to be careful with "elementary" courses; they are not always accepted.
  10. by   trin22
    Quote from caliotter3
    I would not take biochem without a basic knowledge of chemistry. And you have to be careful with "elementary" courses; they are not always accepted.
    I've only taken one chemistry course. The nursing program actually accepts elementary/basic chemistry courses as long as you don't take the same type of basic course twice.

    I'm not sure why there's such a huge difference with the course requirements among associates, bachelor's, and master's nursing programs. It seems like the requirements are more rigorous and strict at community colleges. The MSN program that I am applying to has lower requirements than the BSN program at the same school...isn't that strange? I'm worried that I might not be as prepared for nursing school than the students in the BSN program.
  11. by   trin22
    Which is easier, organic or inorganic chemistry?
  12. by   nvsmom
    Quote from trin22
    I've only taken one chemistry course. The nursing program actually accepts elementary/basic chemistry courses as long as you don't take the same type of basic course twice.

    I'm not sure why there's such a huge difference with the course requirements among associates, bachelor's, and master's nursing programs. It seems like the requirements are more rigorous and strict at community colleges. The MSN program that I am applying to has lower requirements than the BSN program at the same school...isn't that strange? I'm worried that I might not be as prepared for nursing school than the students in the BSN program.
    In my research of schools, pre-reqs were more strict in private colleges/universities. I live in Cali and the schools I researched here (public) are also pretty strict. I don't know why they have variations...
  13. by   nvsmom
    Quote from trin22
    My bachelor's degree is business oriented so I never took college algebra. I took statistics, finite mathematics, and intermediate algebra (this course was taken a long time ago at a community college).

    I plan to apply to a pre-licensure MSN program. I have the option to take either one biochemistry (3 credits) course or two chemistry courses (6 credits). The issue is that some chemistry courses require college algebra as a prerequisite while some do not. I suppose I can always take courses that don't require a prerequisite. I was told that the level of the chemistry courses does not matter as long as they are 6 credits.

    1. Has anyone taken biochemistry in place of chemistry? Biochemistry seems more interesting.
    2. Do you think taking chemistry courses and college algebra will be beneficial for nursing school or does it not matter? I want to prepare myself for nursing school even if it means taking courses and labs that are not required.

    I hope someone can shed some light. Thank you.
    If the school you are applying to says you have to take either one, or both, then that's what you'll have to take. Schools I've spoken to will not take Biochem in place of General Chem. You can always challenge the pre-reqs. I think taking those classes will help you think more critically and help you with understanding steps and processes.

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