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Would it be a bad idea to take bio and chem?

This semester almost over and I've already signed up for a bio class I was thinking about taking Chem too would that be a good idea ? All I need is 5 more prerequisites classes. So I was just trying to see should I take them all or just wait ..

Gen Bio and Intro Chem are good classes to take together, if you are good at memorizing math formulas then you will do very well in chem. The Gen Bio requires a lot of reading but if those are your only 2 classes you can easily walk out with all A's.

Gen Bio and Intro Chem are good classes to take together, if you are good at memorizing math formulas then you will do very well in chem. The Gen Bio requires a lot of reading but if those are your only 2 classes you can easily walk out with all A's.

Did you take them together ?

Yep, I took Intro Chem, Gen Bio, 2 humanities and college algebra, for a total of 17 credits. I walked out with all A's, however, I will never do that again; all I did was stress out and study for the 16 weeks.

Bio and chem can be taken together. I'm assuming this is gen bio the bio needed in order to take higher bio classes like physio,micro, and anatomy. you'll need to know basic bio and chem definitely before those classes.

Bio & Chem have a huge overlap so they are lovely courses to couple.

I signed up for A&PII and Pharmacology in the same semester....wondering if it will be too much as well.

It is pretty common for students to take biology and chemistry together. I did and I didn't think it was too bad at all. If you feel confident that chemistry wont be as challenging as it is for other students than I would recommend taking the two classes together. Best of luck!

Thanks everyone ! I signed up for both I just hope it goes well ..

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

This semester almost over and I've already signed up for a bio class I was thinking about taking Chem too would that be a good idea ? All I need is 5 more prerequisites classes. So I was just trying to see should I take them all or just wait ..

Do you really want to do that???

You probably are the best person to answer that question, but depending on you next semester workload, you may end up dropping one of those classes.

Most science classes have lab involved; for me, my science classes I focused on the most because nursing programs want a high GPA in those courses; so I dedicated a lot of study time to ensure that I had an exceptional grade; the other courses were, in hindsight, enough work to be completed to get an above average grade in for the benefit of my GPA.

Do you really want to do that???

You probably are the best person to answer that question, but depending on you next semester workload, you may end up dropping one of those classes.

Most science classes have lab involved; for me, my science classes I focused on the most because nursing programs want a high GPA in those courses; so I dedicated a lot of study time to ensure that I had an exceptional grade; the other courses were, in hindsight, enough work to be completed to get an above average grade in for the benefit of my GPA.

Yes, I know my science classes play a major part in me getting accepted into the school I'm trying to get into. If it becomes too much of a hassle I will drop one. I think I can do it though.

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