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Should I take high school chemistry 1 and 2 to prepare for a forensic psychology degree?

Either way, i think i was told i will have to take chem in college at some point so should i get it done in high school and will it help with my career?

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Yarek’s Answer

Chemistry is one of those fundamental classes that will help you, both in other classes, and in the way you think about the world. Even though your focus may be on psychology, there are aspects of chemistry that probably will help inform that as well. For example, understanding medications and how they work, dosages, interactions, etc.

It is also helpful to get greater exposure to chemistry, and really absorb it, especially if you do go on to take more chemistry classes in the future. With time and practice comes a deeper understanding, and things that may seem difficult or confusing at first begin to make a lot more sense. It will also help in other classes, especially biology for example.

Best of luck to you!
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Elizabeth (Betsy)’s Answer

Hey Meadow,

Math and science classes can be a real game-changer for many career paths. They're like a treasure chest, filled with the basics of research techniques and classification systems used in a variety of professions, including the fascinating field of forensic psychology. So, diving into chemistry in high school is definitely a smart move. However, remember that your learning journey may not stop there. Depending on the college you choose, you might need to explore more advanced chemistry courses. Don't let this deter you if your college advisor suggests another advanced chemistry course once you start your college adventure.

Remember, having a high school transcript dotted with multiple science courses is like having a shiny badge of honor. It's likely to make your college application stand out and could be your golden ticket to the program of your dreams.

Keep going, you're doing great! Good luck!
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