Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

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Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4F » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:48 am

I was wondering what the recommended pathway is for taking the chem series, specifically the labs. Is it better to take the 14BL and CL after finishing the series or taking BL after B and CL after C?

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby nicolely2F » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:03 pm

I'd recommend finishing 14A-14D first as they are requirements for upper division courses. You can take BL and CL later on without rush.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby MAC 4G » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:08 pm

The above response is correct in the sense that 14A-D are typically prerequisites for upper divs and your main focus should be getting those done. But, labs typically don't require a lot of time to complete the work if you stay on top of all your work and know how to best manage your time. From what I've heard, most people suggest taking 14C and 14BL together, and then 14D with 14CL, but I suggest just worrying about the main courses and if you're able to add the lab then do so.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:15 pm

Best course of action would be to take 14A-D and BL with CL. I would try to aim to finish all of those sometime during your time at UCLA.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby pmokh14B » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:39 pm

I think most people take C and BL together and I've heard a lot of people just hold off on CL until C-sesh or senior year.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:50 pm

Taking Chem 14A and 14B before the lab classes helps with the lab classes.

Jamie Hwang 2F
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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Jamie Hwang 2F » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:36 pm

Personally, I am taking 14A-D first and then BL and CL just because A-D is more important/are requirements for other classes that I have to take. I think it depends on your schedule/plan.

Jialun Chen 4F
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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Jialun Chen 4F » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:58 pm

It depends on your preference. Some choose to continue with 14C or taking 14C along with 14BL, but you can also choose to take the lab alone.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby HannahBui 2K » Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:22 am

A lot of people take 14BL and 14C together and then 14CL and 14D together, but you can definitely finish 14A-D first before taking the labs, as I know some people who took that route as well! It really depends on what other classes you're taking each quarter and what works best for your schedule.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Celena Kim 2I » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:07 pm

Some people choose to take 14BL with 14C, but I am personally planning to take them separate since I don't think I can handle both at the same time. I was planning to take 14C spring quarter and then 14BL during the summer session.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Jared Khoo 1G » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:08 pm

I would highly recommend doing all A-D first as some upper-division science classes require C or D as prerequisites. For example, LS 107 requires C as a prerequisite and it is a part of many life science majors, so getting BL and CL done is not that important right now.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Rosa Munoz 2E » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:42 pm

Up to you but prob prioritize finish the series first then the labs.

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4F » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:57 pm

Thank you all so much for your advice. I'll probably take 14A-D before I tackle the labs. Thanks again!

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Re: Recommended Pathway for Chem Series

Postby DesireBrown1J » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:46 am

For those who already took 14 BL, what advice would you have for the labs? Unfortunately, I will have to do the virtual lab next quarter but I would like to know what was the most useful information from 14A and B that helped you in BL.


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