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Molecular Biology

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Shades McCool, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. Shades McCool

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    I am just curious, but are there any molecular biology majors in here?
     
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    Thats cool, what do you think about it? It doesnt look that bad to me!
     
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    I also just switched from Chemical Engineering to Molecular Biology....a step down a little but that is ok!
     
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    :laugh: you keep thinking that ;)

    Anyway, on a more serious note, I'm a Biochem/Mol bio and Neurosci major. I was so excited when I leared I wouldn't have to be a regular bio major: not that I have anything against bio, but the truth is I couldn't care less about zoology, ecology, botany and other wonderful 'macro'-oriented disciplines - all of which are required from bio majors (at least at my school). For me, the real interest, as well as power, lies in the molecular aspects of both biology and physiology. And, since I'm especially interested in the brain, I think my majors compliment each other quite nicely. It's the closest I can come to molecular neuroscience as an undergrad.
    The funny thing is that here my major (biochemistry and molecular biology) actually requires more classes than a double biology-chemistry major :eek: I'm pretty sure they'll have to change that (people are having a really tough time), but it works for me. I have to say I'm not uncomfortable saying I feel very well prepared as far as molecules go :D
     
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    Not putting Molecular Biology down or anything, but at my school it is well known that Chemical Engineering is probably the hardest major at the school. I changed because I wanted a better background in the biological sciences for when I do go to medical school.

    Here is our cirriculum:

    Curriculum in Chemical Engineering
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    ENGL 1100 1120 English Composition I & I ........................... 3 3
    CHEM 1110 1120 General Chemistry I & II ............................ 3 3
    CHEM 1111 1121 General Chemistry Lab I & II ..................... 1 1
    MATH 1610 1620 Calculus I & II ............................................. 4 4
    Core History I & II ...................................................................3 3
    ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation ......................................** 0
    ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering .................................2 **
    COMP 1200 Computer Science ...............................................** 2
    16 16
    SO
    CHEN 2100 Principles of Chemical Engineering ...........3 **
    CHEN 2101 Principles of Chemical Engineering Lab ....1 **
    CHEN 2610 Transport I ...............................................** 3
    PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I ................................3 **
    PHYS 1601 Engineering Physics I Lab .........................1 **
    ENGL 2200 Great Books I ............................................** 3
    ENGR 2010 Thermodynamics ...................................... ** 3
    CHEM 2070 2080 Organic Chemistry I & II ...................3 3
    CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry Lab I ...........................1 **
    MATH 2630 Multivariate Calculus ..................................4 **
    MATH 2650 Differential Equations ................................** 3
    16 15
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    ENGL 2210 Great Books II ............................................ 3 **
    ELEC 3810 Electrical Engineering ...................................** 3
    CHEM 6070 Physical Chemistry I ....................................** 3
    CHEM 6071 Physical Chemistry Lab ................................** 1
    CHEN 3370 Phase & Reacation Equil ..............................3 **
    CHEN 3620 Transport II .................................................3 **
    CHEN 3650 Applied ChE Analysis ...................................3 **
    CHEN 3660 ChE Separations .........................................** 3
    CHEN 3700 Chemical Reaction Engineering ...................3 **
    CHEN 3820 ChE Lab I ....................................................** 2
    CHEN Technical Elective l ....................................................2
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    SUMMER
    PSYC 1000 Psychology and Culture .............................3
    ECON 2020 Microeconomics .........................................3
    CHEN 4860 ChE Lab ll ..................................................2
    Core Fine Arts ..............................................................3
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    CHEN 4160 Process Dynamics ..................................** 4
    CHEN 4450 Process Economics .................................2 **
    CHEN 6170 Digital Process Control ...........................3 **
    CHEN 6460 Process Sim, Syn & Design .....................3 **
    CHEN 6470 Process Design Practice ..........................** 2
    CHEN 6650 Hazardous Materials Mngt ...................... 2 **
    CHEN 6651 Process Engr Safety Lab .........................** 1
    CHEN Technical Elective 2 ...........................................* 2
    CHEN Technical Elective3 ..........................................** 2
    CHEN Technical Elective 4 .........................................** 3
    Physical Science Elective ............................................4 **
    PHIL 1040 Business Ethics ........................................ ** 3
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    TOTAL HOURS - 134
     
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    Me too, two years ago I switched from Chem Eng. to Molecular Bio!
     
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    So Ladybug how has the switch been for you? Where are you in school U of F?
     
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    :cool:
    I was just kidding.

    Actually, I promise you Chem. eng. would be a much harder major for me (as would English, for that matter :D ). I think it has to do with how interested one is in the material, and I also think that it depends on the school (credit hour req, etc.). As I said, personally, I don't think mol.bio is too bad - but I know people who would disagree.
    But, I do agree that there are things that are generally harder than others (i.e. pchem vs. genchem). I would be the last to argue that Chem eng. is easy. :hardy:

    So, how do you like molecular?
     
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    Haha I wont know until next semester! Right now I am doing a co-op....my last one. I seriously think that it will be a much easier major for me because the concepts are much easier to grasp than some chem e concepts. I also enjoy this and hate chem e.

    :cool:
     

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