calculus

  1. Perchperkins

    Is it okay to take premed prerequisites over the summer?

    So this summer I was considering taking calculus 1 over the summer. Due to corona, this class will be online but it will be offered by the college that I attend. Will it look bad if I take it over the summer as opposed to next semester? Should I take another course or not bother with it? I’m...
  2. P

    Struggling with which calculus to take as a pre-med, if at all???

    I am a 3rd year college student currently enrolled in the "hard/engineering" 5 credit calculus and geometry course at my university as opposed to the "easier" calculus for life sciences class. The reason I am taking the 5 credit calculus is because my concentration of "pre-med" within psychology...
  3. P

    Pre-med math advice?

    Hello! I am a premed student taking integral calculus. It is the last math class I need to take for my degree and for my pre-med requirements. The problem is that I really struggle with calculus (which is why I am actually retaking this class). Does anyone have any resources or techniques that...
  4. M

    Freshman Premed - Need advice

    Hi, I am a freshman premed majoring in Medical Studies at Arizona State University. I need a sense of direction as I begin the path to prepare for admission to medical school. My goal is to become a surgeon-scientist, so I primarily want to apply to MD-PhD programs. I am an Indian American, so I...
  5. TxVisionary

    Online Calculus

    Does anyone have good recommendations for an online calculus course? My biggest hurdle is that I made a D in pre-cal (after bombing the final from being sick, I expected a high B in the course) so I feel confident with a little review I would be just fine in a Calc class. I am thinking something...
  6. D

    Community College Coursework

    Basically, I’m already enrolled and have spent a year in a 4-year college. Unfortunately I dropped my gen bio last semester due to certain circumstances. Anyways I’m planning on taking gen bio at a community college next semseter while still taking all my other science courses at my regular...
  7. forthegloryofGodmd

    Getting better at Math

    Hi! Math has always been a bit challenging for me and I've been doing well until recently. I dropped my Pre-Calculus 2 class because I could tell I was failing and I had no chance to raise my grade since the class is only 3 months long. As a consequence of that I need to drop the Calculus I had...
  8. namenerd

    C+ in Adv Multivar Calc, No Calc I/II, Should I Retake?

    Hello friends, I'm dreaming/planning out my future course load for post-bac and trying to follow the "only retake courses you got a C or worse in" rule of thumb. Way back in the day, my undergrad had me skip Calc I and II and go straight into Advanced Multivariable Calc. Got a C+ (my only C in...
  9. R

    Will my undergrad course selections limit research options?

    Hello all, I am currently a sophomore Biology major/Chem minor and I'm seriously considering pursuing an MSTP after undergrad. I am interested in genetics, immunology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, and biochem as areas of potential research (I think several of those research focuses...
  10. cassarassasass

    Calc and Physics in the Same Semester?

    Hi all, I'm a third year pre-vet student facing some tight ends currently. I had a rough freshman to sophomore transfer which, to put it lightly, screwed up a lot of my credits and now i'm struggling to get all my pre-req ducks in row. So far, actually, everything looks good. If my second...
  11. BTC0821

    To take calculus or not

    Hi everyone, so I found out recently that it looks like most of the places I plan on applying don't require calculus and was wondering if there would be any benefit of taking it. At this point if I take it, the best it could do is raise my cGPA and sGPA by .01 assuming I get an A. As for...
  12. J

    Do I have chances of getting into university?

    Hi, I am a freshman at community college. I graduated high school with a GPA of 3.8. At the high school, I got a C in chemistry, then A in honors math classes such as algebra, geometry, Algebra II. My first semester at college I had taken the below courses so far. I will start my physics classes...
  13. M

    Will a B or C in Calc 2 kill my chances for med school?

    I did a lot of dual credit and ap classes in high school so when I got to college I got thrown into upper-level classes I wasn't completely ready for. I am retaking Principals of Chem despite my AP credit because I was hoping an A would look good on my transcript. My main issue is I was told I...
  14. T

    Calculus at institution other than my own over the summer

    Hi there - apologies for the detail in this post. I just started my semester (sophomore year) and I am realizing I am in over my head in calc 1. I have never taken a calculus class before and have had a year in between when I last took pre calc. Math has just never clicked for me. It is not a...
  15. S

    Heavy pre-med course schedule?

    I am currently taking Gen Chem II, Physics I and also Calculus 2. I am considering dropping Calc 2 because the teaching style of my professor caters to Engineers and Mathematicians. He allows no calculators on exams (I've been using a calculator as a crutch throughout my entire academic math...
  16. AcornFactory

    Which classes qualify as "college level math"?

    Math is not my area. It never has been. Obviously I know I'll need to be proficient enough to succeed in physics, chem, and two semesters of "college level math" in order to get into most med schools; but I'm honestly not 100% clear on what qualifies as "college level". College algebra? Pre...
  17. AcornFactory

    Most med schools don't require calculus anymore, right?

    I'm not majorly concerned about any of the other med school prerequisites....but calculus scares the **** out of me. I've successfully avoided math entirely unto this point. Now I'm in an algebra class, and that's fine, I'm getting an A; but I honestly think that I'm not capable of going up to...
  18. I

    Bad grade in calculus...switch schools?

    I just finished my second semester at a prestigious state university and I ended with a 2.8 GPA. I had a 3.2 GPA before I got a D in my calculus class (had a B in the class until the final screwed me over). I am really sad that this D will be on my transcript forever. I actually did better in...
  19. P

    Pre-pharmacy Help!!

    Hello, I wanted to take some summer classes and I need to take calc and I was thinking about taking it at the community college near my house, is this a bad idea? I wanted to get it over with in the summer and I know it will tranfer because I checked with the schools but does this look bad? I...
  20. C

    Got a C+ in Calculus I... Am I screwed?

    So I just finished my first semester at WashU and I got essentially 3 A's in Gen Chem Lab, Philosophy, and a 3 Credit Seminar Class, a B+ in General Chemistry, and a C+ in Calculus I. It's not the fact that I didn't study for my classes or have my motivation, I studied for 5 days straight for...
  21. 19ixiann

    AP or Dual Credit?

    So I'm having difficulty deciding whether to take AP Calculus AB my senior year or Analytic Geometry and Calculus I as dual credit for my first semester and Elementary Statistics as dual credit my second semester. I need both Calculus and Statistics as prerequisites for pharmacy school but I...
  22. G

    Calculus in the new MCAT?

    Hi! I have a question about calculus on the new MCAT. With my AP credit, I am able to place out of Calculus I and II in my college, and will be placed in a stats class and not take calculus at all in college (I'm about to begin college as a freshman). Will I need calculus or calculus based...
  23. M

    Calculus?

    I'm starting college this fall, and I told my advisor to put replace KIN with Calc I. Now my question: Is calculus I necessary for dental school and possibly medical school, Do most dental schools require calc, and if they do, do I also have to take calc 2? Please shed some light and excuse my...
  24. D

    Calculus for Pharmacy School Applications?

    One of my top pharmacy schools that I'm applying to says that it's mandatory to complete all pre-requisites by the time you complete your undergrad with a C or better. I received a C- in Calculus I, one of the pre-reqs, but I'm not sure how strictly schools follow that rule. I don't have time to...
  25. U

    Which is worse a D on college transcript, or a D?

    Hey everybody, so I am taking summer school Calculus 1 at a community college, rather than my regular 4 year university, and did not study very hard the first couple weeks of the course. I am shooting for at least a C in the course, but there is a high probability that I will get a D. The...
  26. shrimp16

    AP credit?

    I have taken AP Chem, Bio, Physics 1&2, and Calc BC. I am planning to take all the courses in college except for Calc if I do get a 5 in Calc. Does this seem to be a good idea? My friends in pre-med track have told me to get the AP credits if possible because there are much more interesting...
  27. L

    Adding AP classes to AMCAS - How to List?

    I got AP credit for Psychology and Calculus. On my official transcript, it lumps them together at total transfer credit accepted: 16.0. However, on my unofficial transcript it shows that I got credit for 7 different math classes and 1 psychology class for Spring 2010, the semester before I...
  28. W

    Summer School Advice

    Yes, I have went through prior posts regarding this. I'm taking Organic Chem I, Organic Chem I Lab, and Stats summer session 1. I'm taking Organic Chem II, Organic Chem II Lab, and Calc summer session 2. I've taken both the maths before. I'm simply trying to raise my sGPA/BCPM GPA. Do you have...
  29. toro2013

    Is this course load doable?

    Biology II w/lab Chemistry II w/lab Calculus I Microbiology
  30. S

    Is Calculus at all like Organic Chemistry or easier?

    I've always struggled with math and avoided it like the plague. I failed Precalculus and even basic Statistics was a daunting class for me. It's always been frustrating and ironic because chemistry's always come easy to me, and I breezed through both semesters of General and Organic Chemistry...
  31. I

    "Calc-Based Physics" to hedge my bets?

    Story Time... So I have a B.A. in History (due to my own stupid choices earlier in life). I currently work full time and am now slowly taking pre-med prerequisites (one class per semester due to work, painfully slow, I know) in the hope that I can one day go to medical school to become a...
  32. Ms. Molecule

    Calculus and Orgo Chem for Med School

    Hi there! I am currently a freshman in college. For my undergrad University, I am not required two semesters of Calc, only one. I am thinking if I need to take calc II or if I will be fine not taking it for med school... Also, I am able to swap out the second semester of organic chemistry for...
  33. C

    Do I need to take a second quarter of calculus?

    Long time lurker, first time poster. I am currently in my first year of undergrad at a community college. My community college runs on a quarter system and this quarter I took Calc 1. I know a lot of medical schools require math, and some require one semester of calculus. Because my college...
  34. D

    Online Prep Course

    I couldn't seem to find a post on this, if I have missed it I apologize. I plan on taking Calculus this year for my degree requirements. Due to the fact that I do not have a solid background it Mathematics I was considering taking a course called Math 1011 "Functions" before taking Calc. It's...