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Why Study Chemistry?

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Lima Students on "Why Study Chemistry?" and Advice from Past Chemistry Students!

 

"Chemistry is a prerequisite to many life science majors.A strong background in chemistry prepares students for upper division course from many departments." Matt, Biology Major planning to attend Dental or Medical School
"Major aspect of my career goal." Ashley, planning to attend Pharmacy School
"It is a required pre-req for my major." Kelly, planning to attend Physician Assistant Program
"Taking the elementary organic chemistry class as a prerequisite for entrance into the University of Findlay Bachelor completion program for a Bachelor's degree in Environmetal Management. A basis in chemistry does help in recognizing certain hazards or risks found in E.H. & S. (Environmental, Health, and Safety) and understanding why certain things do what they do." Shane, planning for an associate's degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety (back to top)
"I began studying chemistry because it is required to fulfil the pre-med and biology requirement. Chemistry is an intricate part of the biology and medical field because it identifies the genotypic information of who we are and the world we live in. Chemistry is also the key for cures of today, as well as tomorrow, and the foundation of scientific technological advances that make our world a better and safer place to live in. Even if chemistry was not a requirement for my major, I could not say I graduated with a well rounded education if I had missed out on the knowledge that's such a huge part of the world as we know it today. Chemistry rocks!!" Anthony, Biology Major, Pre-Med
"Because it is required and I enjoy it throughly." Alan, Biochemistry Major, planning to attend Chiropractic School
"My major is biology, but all biology is based on chemistry" Ryan, Biology Major, Pre-Med (back to top)

 

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Suggestions from Past Chemistry Students (back to top)

"Go to ALL of the lectures, recitations, and labs, regardless. An education is the only thing people seem willing to pay for and not get, its a terrible waste.I would recommend just staying on top of things, read the assigned chapters before class and do more than just memorizing equations for exams." Matt, Biology Major planning to attend Dental or Medical School
"Many students feel that chemistry is the most challenging subject to take as an undergraduate course. There seems to be an overload of information that's difficult to understand and synthesize. However, keep in mind that you are learning things that were discovered by the top minds of the world! Chemistry should be somewhat difficult at first. To help yourself, review the things you learn in class on a daily basis. Avoid the 'last minute cram' approach. Take you time when you study chemistry, don't rush through it. Many things in chemistry are cumulative. If you get confused or don't understand something, ask a teacher, tutor, or classmates. Just don't stress out! Sometimes it helps just to step back and get an overview of what's going on, then return to the minute details of chemistry."Anthony, Biology Major, Pre-Med (back to top)
"Take High School Chemistry to prepare. Or better, post secondary education." Ryan, Biology Major, Pre-Med
"Be sure to read the assignments, attend class regularly , and study. Just do not over do it and confuse yourself. Try to relate the subject matter to your life and experiences, if possible." Shane, planning for an associate's degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety .
"Do the homework problems and sample test questions. Don't wait until the night before the exam to start studying." Ashley, planning to attend Pharmacy School
"Don't get behind, stay on top of your coursework; it is next to impossible to cram for chemistry." Kelly, planning to attend Physician Assistant Program
"Study a lot and make sure you take labs slow and attend the lectures because you do learn something."Alan, Biochemistry Major, planning to attend Chiropractic School (back to top)

 

 

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