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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by pete415273, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. pete415273

    pete415273 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    I would like to take BioChem I and II this summer and be done with the prereqs. I just noticed that my school offers it as a CHEM class not a BIOL, which is what I need 6 more hours in. I know some schools offer it in both departments. Will this count as an upper level Biology or will I need to take two more classes?
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  3. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS 7+ Year Member

    May 22, 2005
    I am confused.. why are you taking biochem? what pre-req are you trying to knock off?

    In general (there are a number of exceptions) biochem is NOT required.
  4. MIGLdr

    MIGLdr 2+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Biochem is not generally speaking considered a prerequisite. Although in many schools it is listed as a "nice-to-have" before you get in.

    However, by the wording on your post, that "you need 6 more hours" it sounds like you're working on wrapping up your actual degree? If that's the case, then I would check with an academic advisor whether or not it's considered an upper level credit class and you'll know for sure.

    In the school I'm doing my post-bacc, biochem is cross-listed too, but you'll get either chem or bio credit depending on which course number you used to register. Note, that I cannot assure this policy is the same for your school.

    Check with an advisor, and you shall know for sure. :)
  5. montessori2md

    montessori2md Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2005
    On the Road Again
    Some schools will not accept biochem as part of either chem or bio prereq, and some actually require a semester of biochem on top of the chem and bio prereqs. You don't have this confused with organic chem, right?

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