Schools of medicine recommend that candidates complete work for the liberal arts degree before applying for admission. Candidates should consult early with the professional schools of their choice. Students can major in any field, though most students have a concentration in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or physics. Detailed schedules of these majors are available from their departmental chairs. In addition to the required core courses, there are a number of recommended courses for premedical students working towards a Bachelor of Science degree. The courses listed below for freshman and sophomore year should be completed prior to taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Taking these courses later may delay the medical school application process. The courses listed for junior and senior year are strongly recommended and may be required by some medical schools. Please direct questions to the pre-professional advisor.
Freshman Year: CHM 101-102, General Chemistry I and II (8 hours); MTH 120-220, Differential and Integral Calculus (8 hours)*; BIO 201, Evolution and Biological Diversity (4 hours), and BIO 202, Molecular Genetics and Cellular Function (4 hrs).
*Or MTH 112 and 113, Integrated Calculus, followed by MTH 220 during sophomore year.
Sophomore Year: CHM 303-304, Organic Chemistry I and II (8 hours); PHY 101-102 or 201-202, College or University Physics I and II (8 hours); and BIO 308, Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 hours).
Junior and Senior Years: CHM 452, Biochemistry (3 hours); PSY 101, Introductory Psychology (3 hours); BIO 303, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4 hours); BIO 412, Mammalian Physiology (4 hours), BIO 360, Microbiology or BIO 302, Developmental Biology (4 hours), BIO 309, Genetics (3 hours), and BIO 413, Human Gross Anatomy (3 hours).
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