Hello! I am a rising sophomore with double major in a microbiology and a chemistry. I wrote this thread because I need a guidance in the course selection for the upcoming Fall Semester. Is taking both organic chemistry and biochemistry a good idea? I know that the biochemistry is based on the principles of organic chemistry, but I often heard from other students that the biochemistry can be studied without or with organic chemistry simultaneously. I am currently studying the organic chemistry on my own (mainly for my research) by using the textbooks made by Hornback, Clayden, and Wade. Should I take both courses? Also how much weight the general biology carries on the studying of higher biological fields such as microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, etc.? Thanks!