Pre-Medicine Specialization

Completion of this specialization, along with introductory Biology and Chemistry sequences will fulfill the core medical school science prerequisites.  However, each school has its own list of requirements and it is critical that students check the prerequisite courses for medical schools of interest.  It is in a student's best interest to take additional upper division credits in biology.  In addition, the MCAT draws on information from Psychology and Sociology. In addition to science courses, students should take a full year of writing-focused courses (FYS + one ENG course) along with social sciences, math, bioethics and cultural diversity courses.

Biology (12 credits)

Complete the following Biology courses:

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-330Cell Biology

3 credits

BIO-330LCell Biology Lab

1 credit

Physiology Sequence (4–8 credits)

Complete one Semester of Animal Physiology or a Full Year of Human A&P.

BIO-374Animal Physiology

3 credits

BIO-374LAnimal Physiology Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

Chemistry (15–16 credits)

Complete the General Chemistry sequence, CHE-301: Organic Chemistry I with the lab, and either CHE-302/302L or CHE-412.

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-302Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1 credit

-or

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits

Physics (8–10 credits)

Complete either the General or Analytical Physics sequence. Please note that Analytical Physics requires MAT-175 as a prerequisite.

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-232General Physics II

3 credits

PHY-232LGeneral Physics II Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

3 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

3 credits

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

Total Credit Hours: 39-46