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Here are the top 10 hardest classes at UConn. Take at your own risk, you’ve been warned!

1. CHEM 2241: Organic Chemistry

Chemistry…Chem..istry…try…try another class

2. PHYS 1602Q: Fundamentals of Physics II

“What is the velocity of my feet walking out of this class?”  

This class combines both Calculus and Science, with three class periods, and one three hour lab period.

Topics: fundamental principles of electromagnetism, optics, and wave propagation.

3. PNB 4400: Biology of Nervous System Diseases

Your mind just might be literally blown.

Genetics + MCB + Physiology = major headache

Topics: principles of genetics, molecular and cell biology, and physiology applied to the mechanisms of disease and repair processes in the nervous system.

4. MATH 2710: Transition to Advanced Mathematics

“Don’t ask me to solve a function at 8am when I’m not even functioning yet.”

If you’re coming from practical math into theoretical math, you’ve got alot in store for you.

Topics: logic, set theory, counting principles, mathematical induction, relations, functions, and abstract algebra and analysis.

5. MATH 2110Q: Multivariable Calculus

This math class requires some serious preparation from Calculus II before enrolling.

Topics: two- and three-dimensional vector algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, vector differential calculus, line and surface integrals.

6. MCB 2000: Introduction to Biochemistry

Biochem is generally required for: agriculture, general biology, medical technology, nursing, and pharmacy students.

Topics: the structure, chemistry, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzyme function and kinetics, energy metabolism, and structure and function of nucleic acids.

7. MCB 2210: Cell Biology

Tissues aren’t included, except in cells.

Topics: protein targeting, vesicle trafficking, cytoskeleton, cell-cell interactions in tissues, and the molecular basis of related human diseases.

8. MCB 3010: Biochemistry

Prepare yourself for four class periods and one 3-hour laboratory, not for the faint of heart.

Topics: biological macromolecules, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids, regulation of metabolism, and biosynthesis of biological macromolecules.

9. MATH 2143Q-2144Q: Advanced Calculus III, IV

This advanced class is taken in sequence over two semesters.

Topics: vector spaces and their application to multivariable calculus and first-order, second-order and systems of differential equations.

10. MATH 2211Q: Quantitative Intermediate Microeconomics

“Can I exchange this class for another?”

Topics: Intermediate microeconomic theory presented with calculus and other quantitative techniques. Demand and supply, exchange and production, pricing, and welfare economics.


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