Hey everyone, I'm wondering if, as a physics major, I should take labs with all of my other science classes as well? I'm taking a one year sequence in general chemistry over the next two semesters, which has a mandatory lab component. My main question pertains to biology. I'm going to be taking bio either in the spring, or maybe next fall, and I'm wondering if I should take it with a lab component. I have 3 different options. I can take a basic Intro to Biology course, either with or without a lab, or I can take a more advanced Principles of Biology course, which has a mandatory lab. Here are the course descriptions- Bio 103/104-An introduction to fundamental principles of biology including: nature of science, basic chemistry, the organization, structure and function of organisms, cell division, reproduction, genetics, evolution and ecology. The course is designed for the student with minimal science background. This course will satisfy science requirements for A.A., A.S. transfer, and A.A.S. degree students. (For non-science majors.) Credit will not be awarded for both BIO 103 and BIO 104. Bio 105- A survey of the basic principles of biology including: nature of science, cells, structure and function of organisms, genetics, evolution and ecology. This course is designed to satisfy the biology requirement for general education and vocation-occupational curriculum majors. It provides a basis for understanding principles common to all major fields of biology for the science or professional major. Students who have completed BIO 105 with a grade of C or better will not receive credit for BIO 103 or BIO 104 Any advice on which to take? From what I've gathered, Bio 105 is a more rigorous course, but I believe it assumes some of the prerequisite knowledge of chemistry, and bypasses a large portion of the chemistry based aspects of the course. The prior knowledge of chemistry won't be an issue, because I will most likely be taking it next fall, after having completed a year of general chemistry. For the purposes of my degree though, Bio 103, without a lab would fulfill my requirement. I feel like taking the more advanced course would be more fulfilling though. Biology is something that I do have at least a general interest in, so that would definitely help in taking the more advanced course. Any input would be appreciated. :) edit-The description for 103/104 says "for non-science majors," but I've checked and it would fulfill my life science requirement.