I am a transfer student from a local community college in the southern California area (Pierce College). By the Fall 09 semester, I will be a junior, and I'm curious to know what you guys would do in my situation. I have completed one year of bio, general chem, ochem, and calc at my local college. I have also finished all of my general requirements. I have one more semester to go (Spring 09) at my college before I transfer and I have the opportunity to take Biochem at my college, but should I? I hear that Medical Schools frown upon taking prereq science classes at the community college level especially biochem. However, because I am transferring as a Life Science major, I have no other option but to take these prereqs to be able to transfer to UCLA. (biochem is part of my major requirements) I applied with Neuroscience because I am extremely interested in the CNS, but I am having second thoughts because I heard that it's an extremely hard major, one which could ruin my high GPA. A ton of my peers are signing up for psychobio and I've heard the positives (easiest life science major at UCLA) and the negatives (not truly a science major/isn't nearly as interesting as neuroscience) for such a major. I was looking at MIMG as well, but I don't know much about the subject at hand. I have the opportunity to change my major if I'd like to, as long as I do it before the end Fall 09. I have to complete LS 3, LS 4, Physics 6ABC, and possibly biochem when I get to UCLA. Looking at this, I realize that these are gunner premed classes which are considered lower div, and I will probably have an easier time with biochem at my community college (I will most likely get an A). However there is a drawback....my possible biochem teacher at my community college is not going to be so great (looked at the ratings) but it's basically an easy A. I realize that this is bad, because I'm not going to learn as much as I would while taking this class at UCLA and I will eventually need to understand biochem to do well on the MCAT. But couldn't I just relearn the stuff on my own if needed? Should I finish as much as possible at my community college and stick with neuroscience? Thanks for the help.