Need to take stats, micro, & psych elective...should I add chem on top?

  1. The spring is my last semester of prerequisite, I am taking statistics, microbiology, and abnormal psych as my social science elective. I have not taken chemistry and think it would probably be a good idea, should I take it with these other three classes?
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  3. by   Idiosyncratic
    If you can handle it I say go for it! However you are already looking at a hard semester, adding chemistry will make it harder. Chemistry alone is an extremely difficult class.

    Good luck!
  4. by   queserasera
    Knowing what I know now (having taken all those classes) I wouldn't have paired micro with another science (I took it w. A&P I). Just my opinion, I found it to be challenging, I had so many bacteria, viruses, diseases, treatments, drugs, cultures, identifications etc to learn, memorize and do that It was hard for me to balance.

    I think I would've been fine had I not been taking 16 credits of math and science! But I really worked hard and still didn't get an A.

    Take my experience with a grain of salt, everyones experience is different, but for me it didn't work out as well as I'd have liked it to!
  5. by   carefulcare
    Seems like a lot. If you are not married or do not have kids or do not work then go for it. But personally I would not take more than two sciences with other classes together unless i did not have family or worked.
  6. by   Mosie posie
    My other option is auditing the chemistry class, as I don't need it to transfer. I just think it would be good to go over it.
  7. by   queserasera
    Then Audit! Definitely a good foundation is chemistry will be critical to further courses and TEAS V!
  8. by   Trenata
    Auditing sounds like a good plan!
  9. by   Mosie posie
    Thank you all for your opinions
  10. by   coolinbysound
    if you've never had chemistry in high school before or if you did and vaguely remember anything and if you have weak algebra skills then take chemistry on a lighter load
  11. by   Dranger
    The "nursing" chem isn't like the inorganic/gen chem you need for pre-med which IMO is a lot harder. I think it's doable.
  12. by   furelite
    My experience was that both Statistics and Chemistry were heavy in very time consuming homework. Additionally, you would have two lab courses, so that's a pretty busy schedule. I wonder if you can audit the Chem class and not do the lab? Or perhaps where you are you can take a class without the lab. Lab was useless as far as I am concerned. But we did learn valuable things in class, mainly the dimensional analysis. The rest was pretty basic really.