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Brown prospective students

I really want to do Biochemistry at Brown University but I'm not sure if I should take physics during my IB year?
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I'm going to be entering 11th grade in July and I'm worried because I'm taking IB classes and in that I've got to drop one science and I don't really like physics but I'm not sure if it's really needed for doing a biochemistry major... if it isn't then I would like to go for bio and chem but i don't know if its a good idea...

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As an IB student taking SL Physics myself, I can pretty conclusively say that IB Physics would be relatively useless in your field. Even if you intend to go into physical biochemistry, the IB Physics course is not calculus-based, which makes it pretty pointless in the long run. If you do need physics, you'll end up taking calculus-based physics in college whether or not you take algebra-based physics in high school. I would advise you to stick to bio and chem.

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