Pre-Med Q&ACategory: Scheduling and ClassesPremed Classes that are Easier in Spring/Summer Term
AvatarAnonymous asked 3 months ago

Hi guys! I’m currently an incoming freshman, and I’m making a rough outline of the classes I plan to take in the future.  I am thinking of majoring in BCN, and I want to fulfill most of the premed classes that are directly related to MCAT by the end of my sophomore year. That being said, I will probably have to take classes in the Spring or Summer term in order to achieve this goal.
To all current/graduated students:

  1. Which premed classes are easier to take online in the spring or summer? (My sister told me MSU had a hard Spanish class that was way easier online in the summer, so I was just wondering if Umich has the same but for an MCAT related class)
  2. How many credits do you recommend I take? (I don’t want to jeopardize my GPA too much)
  3. I’m thinking of doing SOC 302 and PSYCH 280, which add up to 8 credits. Would these classes be hard to handle together, especially in an accelerated term such as Spring/Summer?

Thank you all so much in advance!

1 Answers
AvatarKaran Joseph answered 3 months ago

Hi!
 

  1. Remember that Umich spring and summer term is only online right now because of COVID-19. Additionally, spring term classes are not inherently easier. It is the exact same curriculum at an accelerated pace. The reason they are popular in general is because you can dedicate 8 weeks to just one class, thus making it  much more manageable even if you are taking it twice as fast.
  2. I recommend taking one or two classes (around 7 or 8 credits) this all depends though. Some classes are more work than other so 8 credits of heavy workload can be very challenging. For example, right now I am taking Spanish 232 and EECS 280. This equates to about 8 credits, but the workload for each class is a lot. (I wouldn’t recommend this much of a courseload especially during spring)
  3. Those 2 classes should be fine together. Psych 280 is known to have a pretty low workload. I can’t say much for 302, but from what I have heard it is manageable. To be clear, neither are essential for the MCAT, so pick and choose what classes you spend that extra tuition on carefully. 

Let us know if you have any other questions. Good luck! 
 
Karan, Co-President
 

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