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willthatsall said:I don't think there is any basis to that. If a course is in your major and it counts towards graduation requirements, I don't see how it can be considered bad to take it. I'm sure your major requires a certain number of hours in courses above a certain level and as long as you do that you are fine. I wouldn't worry about it.
NRAI2001 said:I m a mcb major with emphasis in neurobio, but i took a lower division immunology course bc i had never learnt any immunology. A friend of mine said that it looks bad for a jr to take a lower div class. Is he correct?
willthatsall said:I wouldn't worry about it. Maybe your friend is just trying to worry you. I'm not sure if your "friend" is like this, but I hate it when people try to bring you down by making remarks about how certain stuff will look bad on an application. Either way, think about how minute of a detail that class will be in the grand scheme of your application to med school. There are too many other things to worry about to take time to worry about that.
AlreadyInDebt said:I don't think it matters at all. As a Bio major (neurobio, to be exact), I have many friends who are taking "lower division" classes like aids fundamentals, reproduction and development, biomedical ethics, while juniors/seniors. Why? Because they are interested in the subject. It would be foolish to jump into an immunology class w/o SOME background. You could potentially do harm to your self. When asked why you took a lower division immuno class, answer honestly: "bc i had never learnt any immunology" and wanted to expand your breath of knowledge of the biological sciences. If you have other upper division classes under your belt, it's no problem!
Pinkertinkle said:MCB 50 is an awesome class, how did your posters go? Dr. Beatty is a good professor.
frick said:Lower div classes can oftentimes be harder than upper div classes because you may have had no previous experience with the course material and you may be graded on a 10-15% A curve.