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Hello, I'm going to be a freshman in the fall with the intention of being an IMS major, most likely pre-med. I just wanted some opinions on my schedule, because I have quite a bit of uncertainty regarding what classes to add, or which would be better to drop. I feel like I'm not doing enough, and my advisers aren't much help.

Currently, I have:
Chem 1 lecture
Chem 1 lab
Chem 1 Discussion
Pre-calc
Colloquium*
A theater class (this is a filler, I'm planning on dropping & replacing with something more relevant, I just don't know what yet!)

*(the chem and math classes are kind of a bundle, that comes with a colloquium class that's kind of like a study hall/lecture)

I'm planning on adding an English class during add/drop week. I was planning on taking biology, but my advisers had me take chem since it's full. I would LIKE to add a biology I, so I'm planning on showing up to class on the first day in an attempt to take someone's spot who was dropped, fingers crossed! I have 4 classes right now, but would like to be taking 5. So, I have to add 2 more.

Can anyone offer any advice on classes I can take instead of the elective, or any reassurance that I won't be behind due to my possible lack of biology?
 
Hello, I'm going to be a freshman in the fall with the intention of being an IMS major, most likely pre-med. I just wanted some opinions on my schedule, because I have quite a bit of uncertainty regarding what classes to add, or which would be better to drop. I feel like I'm not doing enough, and my advisers aren't much help.

Currently, I have:
Chem 1 lecture
Chem 1 lab
Chem 1 Discussion
Pre-calc
Colloquium*
A theater class (this is a filler, I'm planning on dropping & replacing with something more relevant, I just don't know what yet!)

*(the chem and math classes are kind of a bundle, that comes with a colloquium class that's kind of like a study hall/lecture)

I'm planning on adding an English class during add/drop week. I was planning on taking biology, but my advisers had me take chem since it's full. I would LIKE to add a biology I, so I'm planning on showing up to class on the first day in an attempt to take someone's spot who was dropped, fingers crossed! I have 4 classes right now, but would like to be taking 5. So, I have to add 2 more.

Can anyone offer any advice on classes I can take instead of the elective, or any reassurance that I won't be behind due to my possible lack of biology?
Spanish? Or Physics I+Lab if you can't get into Bio I (though I do think you have a good strategy. Keep checking frequently for the three days after the class begins and there's a high likelihood a spot will open up).
 
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Spanish? Or Physics I+Lab if you can't get into Bio I (though I do think you have a good strategy. Keep checking frequently for the three days after the class begins and there's a high likelihood a spot will open up).
I have actually been considering taking physics! I've just have little background in the subject so my only concern is that the courseload will be too much
 

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You have plenty of time to take bio/physics. Starting your chemistry and a math course looks perfect. Consider adding some GE requirements like English or an elective( American lit government etc etc) 15 credits should be plenty.
 
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You have plenty of time to take bio/physics. Starting your chemistry and a math course looks perfect. Consider adding some GE requirements like English or an elective( American lit government etc etc) 15 credits should be plenty.
Thanks for the advice!! I absolutely need 15 credits, because that's the requirement for the scholarship I have and I didn't know which classes were worth taking. I'll check out some more gen eds!
 

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Don't overload on science classes first semester. Come in do great your first semester and then add to your science load.
 

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Think about adding a psychology or sociology. Intro neuroscience and statistics classes are usually pretty easy as well.
 
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Think about adding a psychology or sociology. Intro neuroscience and statistics classes are usually pretty easy as well.
I'm leaning towards dropping colloquium and taking a different class for 3 credits to make 15, so I'll definitely consider an easier psych class!