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Gen Chem Q?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MeghanMD, May 20, 2014.

  1. MeghanMD

    MeghanMD 2+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    My University only offers 1 quarter (4 credits) of General Chemistry. I know many schools require 8 semester hours. What should I do-- after Gen Chem I the next sequence is O Chem I? (sorry if this is a dumb question)
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  3. Kochanie

    Kochanie 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    I guess you'll have to take it somewhere else. That's really odd, what do other premed students do?

    Quarter credits transfer differently, so either take two more quarters or two semesters elsewhere
  4. hoihaie

    hoihaie Banned Banned

    Mar 6, 2014
    take upper div inorganic chemistry
  5. SukiraDBZ

    SukiraDBZ 5+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2012
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    Pre-meds at my university do exactly this, so your situation is not uncommon.
  6. optimistic3

    optimistic3 2+ Year Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    I'm not sure they are comparable? I've taken both and inorganic is a 1 semester 300-level class while gen chem is a 2 semester 100-level class sequence (at least at my school). I would not suggest this.

    OP, ask your pre-med advisor what is generally done at your school.
  7. hoihaie

    hoihaie Banned Banned

    Mar 6, 2014
    That depends on the school, I suppose. Upper div inorganic chem here is a 1 year series (3 quarters)
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  8. Vans42

    Vans42 2+ Year Member

    I started out as an engineering major, and at my school they had only an accelerated 1 semester course for engineers. When I became premed they wouldn't allow me to take the second semester of the chemistry that non-engineers took. My only option was to take an upper level chem class, so I took quantitative analysis. It was unfortunate but it worked out fine to meet requirements at all schools I applied to.
  9. Kochanie

    Kochanie 2+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    You can take upper div Chemistry, but if you can take the lower level elsewhere, why not? It'll probably be easier and hopefully a GPA bosster.
  10. MaybeDr

    MaybeDr 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2014
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  11. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    You need a year of non-organic chemistry for med schools, so if your school only offers a quarter of general chemistry, you should take inorganic chemistry (you COULD take Physical/Analytical chemistry too but I doubt you'd want to do that LOL).

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