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Does Physics Need A Lab Component?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by IWant2BeADoctor, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    I haven't taken Physics yet. There are types of intro Physics in my University both are 8 Semester credits. But the one for health science majors doesn't seem to have a Lab component.

    Does this meet the Pre-req for Med schools or am I going to have to take the harder Physics class for Engineering and Physics majors which has a lab component?

    The one for Engineering/Physics majors is 10x harder...He's having trouble maintaing a C in that class and he's breezed through Calc 2 and Linear alegebra with A's.
     
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  3. BigRedPremed

    BigRedPremed Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, it needs to have a lab component. I'm not sure how a 8 credit physics course can lack a lab.
     
  4. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    It just doesn't specify L for lab on the course book. I talked with a physical therapy major and I seem to recall he said there was a lab component.
     
  5. TexPre-Med

    TexPre-Med Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    2 lab hours are mandatory
     
  6. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Yep, I think most schools require physics lab. Physics lab is fun and pretty easy as opposed to say chem lab, so it's not a huge deal.
     
  7. Tired Pigeon

    Tired Pigeon 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, you need the lab -- but are you sure there's no lab component incorporated in the 'health science majors' option? Maybe they block out part of the lecture time or something? Talk to the physics department about this, as I'm sure it has come up before.
     

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