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Hi..I'm in ibdp year 1.My board exam is in November 2020.Currently I have chosen Math hl,chemistry hl,biology hl and english sl,physics sl and french ab initio.I recently found interest in genetic engineering.Are these subjects the best choice for genetic engineering...? Kindly reply..

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I really want to do math sl instead of hl and drop physics sl..But I do not know the other hl subject i need to take...

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For an engineering, I strongly recommend taking a math course at HL. For genetic engineering, because it's not engineering in the usual sense of the word, SL may be acceptable. But biomolecular engineering is usually what is offered at universities, and you should take HL for that. If you want a degree in biomolecular engineering instead of biology, than you should take a Math at HL. 

I am not sure how you ended up with your current combination, because you don't have a group 3. You can choose to replace physics SL with a group 3 SL.

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Thanks for your reply..

Actually i have opted for non-regular diploma..so that is why i choose physics sl...So in that case is physics sl fine..?or what do you recommend?

And what about forensics..?Will these subject choices apply for forensics also..?I have left my course option  open for forensics also...

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Pardon me, I didn't realize that you are Nov 2020 candidate, so you will still be in the current Math syllabus.

If the reason that you want to do Math SL is that you are not very comfortable at math, then this course combination will be very difficult. Otherwise I suppose physics SL is fine.

I am not too sure what major forensics falls under. But the overall combination look fine. 

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What about Itgs hl?Like can I do Chem hl,bio hl and itgs hl and math sl,english sl and french ab initio....Will these combinations be ok for genetic engineering...?or should i do itgs sl instead of physics sl and still continue doing math hl..?

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So genetic engineering is more like a job/career than a degree. If you want an engineering degree, you should stick with Math HL; if you are doing a science, then you can choose to take Math SL instead.

ITGS is neutral to what you are pursuing. You should take the course that has a higher historical average, whether that's ITGS or Physics. 

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Hi..When i checked  for the requirements of genetic engineering(for any biotech course) the subject requirements were Chem hl/sl,Bio and English hl(that is if you're school makes it compulsory to take english hl..but that is not the case with my school) and math sl ,language, itgs hl.So now im still confused on what to do...

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I am not sure if I am expected to respond, or about what you said in the previous comment. But I'll just say again that if biotech is more science than engineering, then Math SL is fine. If you are really good at Math, then you should take Math HL, otherwise SL. 

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