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Take a look at my fall schedule (physics/chem dual major)

  1. Jul 29, 2005 #1
    Fall semester:
    Intermediate Inorganic
    Analytical Chem
    Analytical chem lab
    Physical chem 1
    physical chem 1 lab
    Advanced Eng. Math
    Contemporary Physics
    Contemp. lab


    Spring Semester:
    Quantum Mechanics
    Physical chem 2
    Physical Chem 2 lab
    Linear Alg.
    Advanced Organic
    Advanced Inorganic
    Instrumental Analysis lab

    So is anyone else a dual major in ACS chemistry and professional physics?
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  3. Jul 29, 2005 #2
    I considered a dual Chem/Physics major for a while, but then decided I didn't want to kill myself by spending every waking moment in the lab, as you seem to be preparing to do :wink:.

    I'm impressed, though. That looks like three serious chem courses next semester... coupled with three labs, I think that would make me go nuts. You look like a glutton for pain but if you can pull it off more power to you :smile:.
  4. Jul 29, 2005 #3


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    The fall semester doesn't seem too bad

    my fall semester will be as follows

    modern physical chemistry
    analytical chemistry
    instrumental analysis
    mega lab (physical, analytical, inorganic lab)
    and I'll need to add one more

    I'm a ACS chemistry major, which I might extend to an additional chemical engineering major since I've aced all my math and physics courses so far

    I admit your second semester won't be a whole lot of fun, it will definitely lower your gpa
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  5. Jul 29, 2005 #4


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    Look at this:

    Advanced thermodynamics
    Linear Algebra
    Clifford algebras
    Engineering Circuit Analysis
    Instrumental Analysis
    Instrumental Analysis Lab
    Fluid mechanics

    My fall schedule. 22 credits. At least no humanities! :smile:
  6. Jul 29, 2005 #5
    why do you have to take eight courses in a semester? :confused:
  7. Jul 29, 2005 #6
    how the bleeping hell? OOOOH your labs count separate from your classes?
  8. Jul 29, 2005 #7
    I wanna get a dual degree in 5 years.
  9. Jul 29, 2005 #8
    I don't know why I am majoring in chem in addition to physics though...I hate chem labs.

    I will definitely do something in physics when I head to grad school after I graduate.
  10. Jul 29, 2005 #9
    jeez'm crow, dude.

    i'm double major phys and math, and i'll only have been in college for four years when i graduate, with my last six semesters containing only four courses each.

    (so far i've had two semesters with five classes each and a summer term with two courses. i may do some more summer terms if i have time, but that would only get me more ahead.)

    did you have like.... absolutely no college credit coming into school? :confused:
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  11. Jul 29, 2005 #10


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    The problem with taking some all those classes in one semester is the sheer amount of time one will need to spend in trying to master each subject, you can sort of get away with a "B attitude" in ealier courses, with advanced courses you're really gonna need to push it cause each of the course material requires devotion and a lot of attention to detail.

    seems that the three of us have common courses (leright and LEuler), all of us are taking p. chem, leright and I are both taking anal chem, and LEuler...instrumental analysis. Perhaps we can all correspond here during the fall to "cheat" or whatever;)
  12. Jul 29, 2005 #11
    Euler, you must be a chemical engineering major, correct?
  13. Jul 29, 2005 #12
    yeah, I know I cram a lot in, but usually over the following summer I fill in the gaps in my understanding to make up for it.
  14. Jul 29, 2005 #13

    It is possible, my mathamatics professor last semester completed a triple major in four years, at CalTech no less. The three were chemistry, math, and economics. I remember he said he just did a basic economics class and liked it so he decided to get his major in it. He really was a workaholic, he hardly ever got more than a couple hours of sleep and pulled all night work alot.
  15. Jul 29, 2005 #14


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    Yup. Junior year.

    Good idea.
  16. Jul 29, 2005 #15
    wow, he went from being an undergrad the one semester to being a professor the next!


    (nah, i know what you meant--just ribbin' on your syntax!)
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