Pre-Medicine Curriculum

Medical colleges give preference to students who have received a baccalaureate degree. Specific requirements may vary among medical colleges but, in general, the pre-medical program must include courses from the following list. Students should choose a major and follow the requirements for that major while completing the necessary pre-medical courses.

Degree Requirements

Biological Sciences (11 hours minimum)

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

BIOL 2140Genetics

4 credits

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3 credits

(strongly recommended)

Chemistry (19 hours minimum)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

CHEM 4610Biochemistry of Metabolism

4 credits

Or

CHEM 4650Biochemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 4654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

And

CHEM 4660Biochemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 4664Biochemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:28-29

MATH 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184.

Physics (8 hours min.)

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Or

PHYS 2110General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

Students with a calculus background should take General Physics-Calculus Level (PHYS 2110, 2120).

Calculus or Statistics (3 hours)

Choose one:

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

STAT 3000Statistical Methods I

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Mathematics requirements vary from one medical school to another. The student should contact the appropriate schools in order to make certain these requirements are fulfilled. In general, mathematics through calculus I is preferred. A good alternative course of study would include algebra, trigonometry, statistics and computer science courses.

English Composition (3 hours min.)

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

Humanities and/or Social Sciences (12-16 hours )