Even if I skip this subject I will actually still be ahead. 3 subjects per semester are normal progression, and I took 7 in my first year (2 semestres) so as of today I can have one semester with 2subjects without any problems. I just wanted to get even more ahead. By not taking biochemistry this fall I will have to take it with general chemistry and a course with plant/fungi/animal-knowledge next fall. There is a bit of a risk that chemistry classes will be at the same time as some of my biology classes, but I think I'll take the risk.
I do not HAVE to take biochemistry, but it is one of 3 courses I have to choose among for my "free" course. So if my plan for next fall turns out to be impossible I have the option of taking only two classes and taking one of the spring alteratives spring 2011(I just really want the biochem). Taking it with chemistry probably isn't a bad thing as I should get some of the basics in the chemistry course while taking biochem.
Thanks again for your thoughful responses!
Big hugs (here represented by Coco and Nimbus),