Today I received a mailing from USMA, which was basically a big brochure. It gave a recommendation for courses one should take to be competitive for admission. One section said that a candidate should have completed 4 years of science over high school, two being lab sciences. I already completed my two lab sciences: honors Bio and Physics. I am a junior now, and was not scheduled to take a science this year, but will take chem next year. I was planning on taking french 4 next semester, so I would have four years of french. If I took french four this year, I would take Arabic next year. Would it be wise to take geology instead of french 4, so I would have four years of science, or should I stick to my original plan. I am a very good humanities student (history, language, and English) but I'm not a great science student. I do manage B+'s or A-'s in science, though. Should I take more advanced humanities courses and do well, or take another science course to meet the four year recommendation? Advice from 2015 candidate would be great, especially from those who have received their nominations. Did you all take 4 years of science? Thank you for your help.