Registration for spring semester begins next freakin' week. So, I had to email the department head and ask him for a list of what courses were being offered and when. I just woke up from a brief sleep and saw that he had sent it. I've still got some time to tweak it for time and to contact UMass and ask them just how badly they need me to actually graduate from Bunker Hill before transferring or if I can just transfer regardless and take the necessary classes there (man's gotta work and there's a big chunk of time in between two classes that would allow me to commute back to work, sign in, work for 15 minutes, sign out and then go back to school )
But it looks like it will be:
Environmental Microbiology (elective. The other Microbiology course I took is clinical and is meant for Nursing or Biotech programs)
Molecular Biotechnology (elective, and a capstone course)
General Chemistry I
General Physics II
Total of 17 credits
This would basically leave Calculus I and General Chemistry II as the only classes left I had to take.
Other electives that I have the option for but decided against in favor Micro and Molecular (because that's more in line with what I want to do) were Population Ecology (conflicts schedulewise with Molecular) and Interpretation of Scientific Research (useful, but again. I'm keeping that one as a backup elective)
Invariably, since there's only one time slot for each of these bio electives and BHCC has more students than it can handle, I'm going to have to be sitting at my computer as soon as the courses become available. Which blows, but it will be my last semester there, if given the go ahead by UMass.
I don't know about Mass, but Oregon does a dual-enrollment thing. Even if they don't it just sounds like a normal transfer application.
My next term is looking like a cakewalk, compared to this term at least; Cell bio, Neurophysiology II, and TAing Perception, and then Borneo over spring break. Technically I'm taking 18 credits because Borneo is 4 credits and the TA is 4 practicum credits, but the actual school/homework workload is only 10 credits.
I can't wait until the end of the term; my immune system is not handling this term very well.