In thinking about next semester’s schedule, I wanted to put a lot of focus on STATS 250. Right now, I plan take STATS 250, CHEM 216, and BIO 173, and a soc class. I’ve also started thinking about filling out this schedule with PSYCH 111. Does all of this seem doable? I’m afraid it won’t look as rigorous since STATS 250 would be my only “difficult” course.
I think that schedule is perfectly doable and well-balanced. Your lab courses will be manageable as will your SOC and PSYCH classes. As you mentioned, STATS 250 does have more workload but it is not overbearing. I wouldn’t worry about your semester not looking “rigorous;” medical schools typically don’t evaluate your semesters by rigor. Also, if it helps, stats is a 200-level class as is chem 216 and potentially the sociology class you choose to take. Those are usually perceived as higher-level classes and therefore more rigorous. If you are concerned about the rigor of your semester, you can swap out PSYCH 111 for an upper-level psych (such as PSYCH 240 or 250) and choose to take an upper-level sociology as well (such as 302). Regardless, your schedule looks great!
I hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.
Leen, PMH Advisor