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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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