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Jan9-12, 02:41 PM
Do Chemistry majors have to take the same calculus as do Engineering and Math majors? At my university (UC Davis), they do. I'm wondering if it is the same at your university or at most universities. I'm wondering because I'm considering majoring in Chemistry (switching out of Engineering), but in my school Biochemistry majors take a course called "short calculus", which is less rigorous than the math Engineering and Math majors have to take. At my university, Chemistry majors have to take the harder Calculus too. Does that mean Biochemistry is an easier major than is Chemistry majors? I'm aiming for Pharmacy school.
I'd imagine that biochem is a lot tougher than calculus. I'd take calculus any day of the week over memorising lots of generic biochem mechanisms.