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  1. #1 My Bio Degree Program Progression...Wish me Luck 
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    I got into UNCC!!! I transferred with 12 credit hours toward my major (BS in Bio). The classes that transferred were Intro to Physics I, Gen Bio I and Gen Bio II. I need only roughly 70 credit hours now to graduate (granted, they are all difficult classes lol). The only thing that sucks is that I have to wait 4 semesters until I can take genetics (organic chemistry I and cell biology are pre and corequesites). So here is my plan..let me know what you think...tell me if you think I won't overload myself...

    1st semester- Chem I/Invertebrate Zoology/Intro to Physics II

    2nd semester- Chem II/Biology of Insects/Pre-Calc

    3rd semester- Organic Chem I/Cell Biology/Calculus

    4th semester- Organic Chem II/Genetics/Animal Physiology

    5th semester- Statistics/Mammology/Ecology

    6th semester- Mycology/Neuroscience/Senior Seminar

    Even with me taking this difficult courseload, it will take 3 years to graduate. I'll be 29 by then..haha. I really hope I can get through this while working 20-30 hours a week...Should I take chem and physics at the same time? Should I take organic chem and calc at the same time? Maybe I should take things more slowly to ensure good grades..what would you (fellow posters) recommend?


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    Dear G,
    Congratulations! It sounds like you are going to be busy (!)... As far as the pace and workload goes, I wouldn't really like to influence you... probably only you can find a balance that is right. Anyway, enjoy your course!

    Surely, the quest for scientific knowledge is a precious human endeavour

    All the best,

    Tridimity :-D


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    Thanks :-D
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    I agree that only you can decide what is the proper course load for you.

    I banged out my bachelor's in 3 years with full course loads (5-6 courses) in fall and winter semester. It all depends on how long you want to take. Personally, I don't think 3 courses a semester is that heavy a course load if you manage your time well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    I agree that only you can decide what is the proper course load for you.

    I banged out my bachelor's in 3 years with full course loads (5-6 courses) in fall and winter semester. It all depends on how long you want to take. Personally, I don't think 3 courses a semester is that heavy a course load if you manage your time well.
    lol..I'm terrible at time management. That's why I don't enjoy working while I'm in school. I spend an hour reading non-school related books every few days, I take naps, I hang out with my brother, I walk a few hours a day, I watch tv, masturbate, use the restroom, etc..and then it's time to sleep...
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    Wow, way to go man. Your freshman year looks a little like my sophomore year barring I took Gen Chem frosh year and O Chem soph year.

    Good luck man, looks like you are make or breaking. I suggest make since you have high school credits transferring.
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    My university studies were as follows:

    Edit: I did my organic chem, linear algebra, and general chem in jr. college.

    1st Semester

    Introductory Microbiology
    Introductory Microbiology Lab
    Stats
    Physical Chemistry for Biology students
    Molecular Biology

    2nd Semester

    Cell Biology and Metabolism
    Basic Genetics
    Biology of Organisms (plant and animal biology in more depth) (Elective)
    Introductory Ecology and Evolution (Elective)
    Bacterial Ecology (Elective)

    3rd Semester

    Biochemistry of metabolism
    Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory Part I
    Microbial Physiology and Genetics
    Fundamental Virology
    Music History (an easy elective )

    4th Semester

    Biochemistry of Macromolecules
    Immunology
    Astrobiology (Elective)
    Entomology (Elective)
    Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory Part II

    5th Semester

    Mammalian Physiology
    Histology
    Histology Lab
    Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Defences
    Developmental Biology
    Contemporary Ethical Philosophy (Elective)

    6th Semester

    Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defences
    19th Century English Literature (Elective)
    Behavioral Ecology (Elective, lot of fun this one)
    Applied Microbiology and Immunology
    Parasitology + Parasito Lab
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    Holy shit you had a full load...you're lucky you got organic chem out of the way in junior college..they don't offer it at my community college..however..I could have gotten Physics II (already got I), Stats, Pre-Calc, and Calc out of the way...kinda wish I had...

    Music History
    Haha..I took it and it was pretty difficult. She wanted us to memorize major composers and compositions throughout history, be able to recognize instruments by sound and be able to memorize the names of strange instruments like the hurdy gurdy...lol

    Basic Genetics
    How was it? Was is fun?
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