Calculus-based physics for career in research?

Calculus-based physics for career in research?

I am an undergraduate student studying evolution & ecology, with plans to go to graduate school after I finish my bachelor’s degree. I plan to pursue a PhD, with the hopes of having a career in research. For my undergraduate program I need to take two semesters of physics, but can choose whether I take algebra- or calculus-based physics. My main concern with calculus-based is that it will probably be more difficult. On the other hand, I am thinking that taking calculus-based physics may give me a slightly better chance of acceptance to more competitive graduate programs. One ecology professor I asked said it won’t matter much unless I plan to focus on modeling (I don’t), while another person I talked to said it would be good to take calc-based to show that I have a solid understanding of math. I am trying to field as many opinions as possible on this so that I can make the best decision possible. Thanks for any insight!

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