While I’ve seemed committed to Biology as a major over the years, this may have been quite rash. The truth is that I must weigh it out as one among several CCP majors. This fall, I take Biology I and Chemistry I (both in the sequence for majors), as well as public speaking. Until spring 2017 registration, I will most likely remain in the liberal arts crowd As you may know, we take two courses this summer: Global History I (May-June) and a computer course (July-August)
This is important, since in reality, while I’ve read much material at the college level on biology (and other sciences), I have little or no biology lab experience. This is mostly due to the special education environment of most of my high school classes. In college courses, the textbook isn’t everything. The professor’s job is to explain and relate concepts mentioned in the text (and possibly other readings) in different ways. No wonder why I’ve rarely (if ever) read a college textbook cover to cover!
In chemistry on the other hand, I have had more than enough experience for preparation. Believe it or not, it was never taken in high school (except by simply reading the text, but that didn’t help much.) And I have attempted public speaking at my first community college (Bucks County), but was dropped due to poor speech at the time. I’ve even been in the major’s chemistry sequence twice, but for personal reasons have withdrawn. But by now, I’m ready!
So, while I am confident on my fall courses, Biology is a subject that must be tried and tested to see if that is an appropriate path. If it’s for me, I would definitely transfer it over as planned, otherwise other majors like the all-new Chemistry (which is great for transfer to Chemistry as well as many other physical sciences at universities) as well as Chemical Technology (more geared toward employment upon graduation from CCP, particularly as a chemical technician.) The latter allows allows other sciences (i.e., Biology, Physics) alongside its many chemistry courses.
We’ll see what seems more on-target. Remember, you typically don’t know what you like unless you try.
Remember Prov 16:9: a man plans, but God directs!