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Pre-Medical Studies

Curriculum

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRE-HEALTH PROFESSION STUDENTS

 

ABSOLUTE REQUIREMENTS

 

BIOLOGY

10100  (4 Credits)       Foundations of Biology I (Pre- or Co-requisite: Math 19500)

10200  (4 Credits)       Foundations of biology II

 

CHEMISTRY

10301, 10401  (4 Credits Each)          General Chemistry (Prerequisite: Math 19500)

26100              (3 Credits)       Organic Chemistry I (Prerequisites: Chem 10400 or Chem 10401)

26200              (2 Credits)       Organic Chemistry Lab I (Prerequisite: Chem 26100 Corequisite: Chem 26300)

26300              (3 Credits)       Organic Chemistry II (Prerequisites: Chem 26100)

 

**BIOCHEMISTRY  I                         (3 Credits)       (Prerequisites: Chem 26300)

 

Note:   Chemistry majors must take Organic Chemistry Lab 27000 and 37400.

 

PHYSICS

20300, 20400  (4 Credits Each)          General Physics for Biology, Humanities or Social Science Majors, OR 20700, 20800  (4 Credits Each)          General Physics for Chemistry and Physics Majors

 

MATHEMATICS  (For Biology, Humanities or Social Science Majors)

20500, 20900 (4 Credits Each)           OR

20100, 20900 (4 Credits Each)           OR

20100, 20200, 17300  (4 Credits Each)     (or other equivalent statistics course, i.e., PSY 21500, SOC 23000)

Note:     Chemistry and Physics Majors must take 20100, 20200, & 20300

 

 

ENGLISH

One semester beyond English 11000. English 21003 is required for Science Majors.

 

**PSYCHOLOGY 101

 

**SOCIOLOGY  101

 

**These classes are required for students who will be taking the MCAT from January 1st 2015 and

    beyond.

 

 

Recommended Non-Science Courses

 

Anthropology  25500               The Anthropology of Health and Healing

Anthropology  32100               Health Issues and Alternatives

Classics          12100               Greek and Latin Roots in the English Language

Classics          34100               Science in Antiquity   

English            33000-33100   Critical Reading and Writing

History            31613              Women and Medicine (Topic may vary from semester to semester)

History            41300              Medicine and Society in Europe

History            44600              The American Health Care System

Philosophy      20100              Logical Reasoning

Philosophy      34900              Biomedical Ethics

 

Please note:      The Program in Premedical Studies is NOT a major. It is a support program designed to facilitate student’s success in entering health professions school. Pre-Health professional students may major in any discipline – Anthropology, Art, Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Science, Education, Etc.

 

Recommended but NOT REQUIRED Science Courses

 

BIOLOGY

20600                                                  Introduction to Genetics (Highly Recommended)

20700                                                  Organismic Biology

22800                                                  Ecology and Evolution

22900                                                  Cell and Molecular Biology (Highly Recommended)

35000                                                  Microbiology (Highly Recommended)

36400                                                  Introduction to Neurobiology

37500                                                  Developmental Biology

38000                                                  Eukaryotic Genetics

40100                                                  Physiology and Functional Anatomy II

40200                                                  Human Anatomy andPhysiology

41000                                                  Cell Development and Cellular Senescence

42500                                                  Cancer Biology

43000                                                  Genetics of Prokaryotes

46400                                                  Introduction to Neurobiology

46800                                                  Comparative Animal Physiology

 

CHEMISTRY

24300                                                  Quantitative Analysis

33000                                                  Physical Chemistry I

33500                                                  Physical Chemistry (For Biochemistry students only)

48005                                                  Biochemistry II (For Biochemistry students only)

 

PHYSICS

31500                                                  Medical Physics (Highly Recommended)

42200                                                  Biophysics (Highly Recommended)

 

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Science students have the option of applying for Research Honors. Special Programs (such as MBRS and MARC) and Independent Studies, which in some cases substitute for upper division requirements in the major.

 

**A new MCAT will be launched in the Spring of 2015. At that time, biochemistry 1 will become part of the Pre-Med pre-requisite courses.