Alright, so I'm faced with a bit of a situation here...(and I'll probably get some comments complaining about freshmen). I'm sure you students/alumni have probably heard this debate a ton, but I just need some feedback.
So my problem is that I'm stuck trying to decide whether I should take Math 115 or Math 116 my first semester this fall. I talked with the math advisor, but at the time I had no idea of my AP status, but I have since found out that I have AP credit for Math 115, so there are basically 4 free credits there. However, I'm also taking Chem 210/211 (organic) this fall as part of my BME requirements. Switching out of Chem 210/211 isn't an option. I'm currently signed up for Math 116, but I'm hearing a lot of rabble from people that Calc II and Orgo together aren't exactly the best way to start out and I'm just setting myself up for failure. I thought I understood calc I enough, but I'm hearing a lot about a Michigan Difference in math that could give me a lot of trouble.
I hate to throw out free credits and retake a class, but it would be worse to just murder my gpa/soul if calc II is crazy. I'm just wondering if any of you out there have done this and/or know people who have, and how it went for you.
Other things to consider:
- I'm only signed up for 13 credits
- If I accept the AP calc credit and start with Math 116 I'll bring with me 13 credits from AP's (4 from calc, 4 from psychology, 5 from biology). If not I throw out 4 free credits and enter with 9
- I need a 3.2 gpa to declare BME my major