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Academic advice, Please?

  1. Dec 22, 2013 #1

    Currently I have just finished my spring semester. I took three courses physics, general Chem 2, and College Physic 1. Now I looking at taking four courses in the spring which are Organic Chem, Physics 2, Cal 3, and Diff EQs. I wanted some advice from people who have taking these courses. Should I drop one courses, like Cal 3 to focus on the others or just get all these courses out of the way?
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  3. Dec 22, 2013 #2


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    First we need to know what your major is or will be.

    If biology or chemistry then maybe Calc 3 would be the one to drop. However if Physics then Organic Chem would be best to drop.

    Normally students take Calc 3 before Diff Eqns but actually you do the work easily with Calc 1 and Calc 2 under your belt.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  4. Dec 22, 2013 #3


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    Drop diff equations. Take LA in its place if you haven't already.
  5. Dec 22, 2013 #4
    Yeah, sorry about that. My major is in chemical engineering and chemistry. I've just finished Calculus 2 this semester and will be taking physics 2 and organic chemistry for sure in the spring. I was leaning towards taking Diff EQs but wanted to know if taking cal 3 at the same time as all these classes was a good idea.
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