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Is my schedule too packed?

  1. Nov 5, 2015 #1
    Hello everyone. I wanted to seek some advice on whether my schedule is good or is it too packed. I also work 30 hours a week.

    Spring 2016

    University Physics 3 w/ lab (4 credits)

    Mathematical Methods in Physics 1 (3 credits)

    Modern Differential Equations (3 credits)

    General Chemistry 1 w/ lab (4 credits)

    Introduction to Computer Science C++ (4 credits)
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2015 #2

    Drakkith

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    It does seem a bit packed... especially considering you work 30 hours a week.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2015 #3
    Would it better to drop computer science and take it at a different time? I am trying to go into theoretical physics.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2015 #4

    Drakkith

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    I would talk to an adviser at your school and go over your current and future schedule to make sure you aren't overloaded and don't drop a pre-req or something.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2015 #5
    Alright, well thank you very much for your advice.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2015 #6
    Hey, if I was to decrease my amount of work time to 24 hours a week would the extra 6 hours make it a good schedule or still a bit packed?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2015 #7
    I've had a similar schedule in the past, except instead of working 30 hours a week, I worked 15 hours a week and also a couple hours of volunteer work a week, and was in some clubs. I think it's doable if you drop your work hours to 24 hours a week, but then don't consider more than maybe one extracurricular at most, and no commitment (i.e., don't become a Vice Pres. of a club or a project manager). However, I'd recommend trying to drop your workload to 20 or 18 hours a week if you can.
     
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