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  1. Gumshoe

    Gumshoe LARGE Member
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    What is this about U of I graduates not really taking a full year of organic? I think that is crazy, and unfair.

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  3. opus03

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    Yeah, one semester organic and one semester biochem. I'm just glad I caught the "two semesters of behavioral science in sequence" bit this summer BEFORE I started my senior year!!:)
     
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    in sequence?? i dont remember reading that.
     
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    I read it in the MSAR....it says 3 semesters of social science with emphasis in behavioral. "A minimum of two semesters must be taken in a sequence within the same department and an additional semester within the social sciences." I think I didn't see that last part until like the third time I looked at it. So, I guess it means any social, not just behavioral, science. *sorry* I had a semester of psych my freshman year and am now taking two semesters of sociology. Hope that works!
     
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    OMG.. you're right. I cant believe i missed that. Good thing im a psych major as well.


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    A. Each candidate must complete the following courses in the biological and physical sciences:



    1. Two (2) semesters of Introductory Biology or the equivalent with laboratory.



    2. Two (2) semesters of General -Inorganic- Chemistry or the equivalent with laboratory.



    3. Two (2) semesters of Organic Chemistry with laboratory.

    NOTE: Introductory Biochemistry may substitute for one semester of Organic Chemistry.



    4. Two (2) semesters of General Physics or the equivalent.



    B. Candidates are expected to complete three (3) semesters of Social Science courses with an emphasis in the Behavioral Sciences. A minimum of two (2) semesters must be taken in a sequence within the same department, and one (1) additional semester within the Social Sciences.



    C. In addition to the above, candidates are expected to take at least one of the following courses:



    Advanced-level Biology OR

    Biochemistry OR

    Physiology OR

    Mammalian Histology OR

    Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy OR

    Molecular Genetics
     
  7. Woots32

    Woots32 kinda funky, kinda fine
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    U of I students have the option of taking a semester of biochem instead of the second semester of organic. Believe me, it is not unfair as our biochem 350 is by far the hardest class I've had here. And I'd say that about 75% of med schools will accept our biochem substitution, so it's not like we're trying to pull one on everybody here. ;)
     

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