Originally Posted by 1AO KTG
Are the upper chemistry courses that much harder than the year of general chemistry? I'm thinking I might switch form biochem. Not because I'm intimidated now, but I dont want to end up in a situation where maintaining a 3.8 is too impossible. There are a couple students who keep saying "general chem is by far the easiest chemistry class you will ever take and they are a joke compared to the others". People usually laugh when they say this, and then they're like no, I'm serious.
So are they that terrible? I'm the kind of student that jus deals with math, I dont' love it. How hard is it to ace every math heavy chem class? How many people have done this? On a scale form 1 to 10 how are your math skills? Thanks
If you're major is bio-chem then I'm guessing conceptually gen chem would be the easiest. You need to also remember that gen-chem is taken by every pre-med and so the curve can be tough. I've found that in many of my higher level courses, the pressure is reduced, there is no curve and the professors want to see everyone get As. You may find that to your advantage.
If you really like bio-chem then you should stick with it. Conceptually the material may be harder but you may end up doing better because of the lower pressure