I'm a Biology major with the intention to attend medical school. I know that Calc-based Physics is not a requirement, and my advisor said it really doesn't matter, but I still feel like the algebra-based Physics would be a cop out. I get the impression that without Calculus, it will just be blindly plugging numbers into equations rather than really gaining an understanding of the material. What are the major differences between the two Physics courses? Is the calc-based course significantly more difficult? I've heard mixed reports, and I've never taken any Physics before. As strange as it may seem, I'm very good at Science, but would generally call math my weakness. I received an A in the first Calculus course (and a perfect score on the final, surprisingly), but it probably took a lot more work than most people require. I think my math education in high school was fairly bad, so I had to play catch-up during the class. I don't know what I should expect from Calc-based Physics, or whether it would be a good fit. I love Science, and wonder if I'd be missing out if I skipped the Calc-based class. Am I way off base?