Microbiology and Chemistry at same time - page 2
Hello, I am interested in apply for a nursing program that requires me to take chemistry and microbiology as prerequisites. Is it doable if I take them together in one semester? I have a full time... Read More
May 12From: WI, US ; Joined: Oct '16; Posts: 186; Likes: 214If you're good at math gen chem I is pretty easy IMO. If it's intro even more so. If you're not you'll probably struggle either way.
May 15From: AZ, US ; Joined: Jun '17; Posts: 61; Likes: 26Are you taking them in person or online? Online sciences are so so difficult! I think if you go in person you can do it! Just use Kahn academy to help with chemistry because it's a tough course. Take advantage of any extra credit, tutoring or workshops they offer! Best luck to you.
May 16Joined: May '17; Posts: 187; Likes: 301Doable, but try to cut down on work hours so you can study.
Some programs wont let you retake certain pre-reqs.
May 17Joined: Mar '16; Posts: 64; Likes: 37I took microbiology over the summer in 2016. The professor I had has a reputation for being incredibly difficult. That was seriously one of the hardest classes I have ever taken. And we only had 5 week to learn the material. I think we started off with 24-25 students and had probably 15-16 left by the end of the course.
Personally, I wouldn't but it's probably doable if you're really motivated.Last edit by ThatChickOmi on May 17 : Reason: Added some stuff.
May 23From: NY, US ; Joined: May '18; Posts: 15; Likes: 3Hey guys,
Thanks so much for your input. Sorry for the delay response. Here is alittle about me and my situation:
I decided that I am going to be leaving my job to attend school full time to get my prerequisites done so I can (hopefully) get accepted to a accelerated nursing program and attend the following year. I am not sure if I will be working part time while getting my prerequisites. The only science classes I ever took in my whole college career was biology and I completed AP1 and AP2 (both B grades) last year while working full time. I have to take chemistry (w/ lab), microbiology (w/ lab), nutritional science, developmental psychology, retake statistics, and possibly take biochemistry and pathophysiology for another program i am thinking of applying to. I am just worried since science isn't my strongest subject that I will be failing if I take the two together all at once. I have a BA in Psych and a 2.7 gpa but I am hoping my prerequisites will overshadow my gpa.
May 30Joined: Jun '16; Posts: 29; Likes: 22It's very possible! I took micro with a lab along with A&P 2 with a lab with social ethics and English 2! Got all A's and was hard but if you focus and study hard you can do anything!Last edit by Jarrett1337 on May 30 : Reason: Tone
Sep 3From: NY, US ; Joined: May '18; Posts: 15; Likes: 3Quote from broughdenHey,I took A&P2, Inorganic Chem, Micro, and Human Growth and Development, plus all the labs this semester. Got a 4.0. Its doable if you have the ability and discipline.
I was looking back at my post and I saw your comment and I just wanted to ask how were you able to split up your time with each class? I have decided to take micro, chem, and nutrition and developmental psych (both online). In total, counting the labs, it is 6 classes.