Study Abroad Considerations
It is recommended that students set up a meeting with the Office of Off-Campus Study to discuss their options for study abroad, as well as the programs available to Hamilton students.
While some students may not feel prepared to elect two lab sciences in their first semester of freshman year, there are potential consequences, particularly with regard to study abroad. Students wishing to study abroad during their junior year (either semester) should elect chemistry in the fall of freshman year. If students do not elect to take chemistry in the first semester of freshman year, it may not be possible to complete the chemistry pre-requirements and study abroad, and furthermore will make it very difficult to complete chemistry or biochemistry majors if the student desires to do so. If students do not elect to take Bio 101 in the first semester of freshman year, it will be very difficult to study abroad and fulfill the premed requirements along with the requirements necessary for a biology major.