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Science at community college or university?

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by Bethany123 Bethany123 (New) New

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I need to take general chemistry, ochem/biochem, and physics before I start applying. I could take it at a nearby community college or a nearby state college. However, the state college is well known for grading on an awful curve. So I would basically be knowingly going from 3.8-4.0 to like a 3.5. Is it looked down on to take science classes at a 2 year school? I know USC specifically says they need chem at a 4 year school. 

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I was in the same spot last year. From all of my research, I decided to take one at a university so that I didn’t run into situations where the class wouldn’t count.
 

If you know the specific schools you’re applying to and if they don’t have a preference - take what’s easiest/most convenient. But if you aren’t sure which programs you’ll apply to and want to keep your options open, go with a university/upper level chemistry. Some schools want organic, some say organic or biochemistry, some will specify “upper level” bio/chemistry, some will say it’s okay to NOT have a lab. There’s a lot of variation from program to program.

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