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

BIOL 1750Biology II

5

BIOL 2140Genetics

4

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3

BIOL-3020 Molecular Biology of the Cell is strongly recommended

Chemistry (19 hours minimum)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

1

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 4610Biochemistry of Metabolism

4

Or

CHEM 4650/BIOL 4650/BIOL 8656/CHEM 8656Biochemistry I

3

CHEM 4654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1

And

CHEM 4660Biochemistry II

3

CHEM 4664Biochemistry II Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:25

MATH-1310 or placement beyond, and CHEM-1140 and CHEM-1144 or placement beyond via the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM-1180 and CHEM-1184.

Physics (8 hours min.)

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1

PHYS 1120General Physics

4

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1

Or

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4

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

If student opts to take PHYS-2110 and PHYS-2120, they must also take PHYS-1154 (General Physics Laboratory I) and PHYS-1164 (General Physics - Laboratory II).

Calculus or Statistics (3 hours)

Choose one:

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life and Social Sciences

3

MATH 1950Calculus I

5

MATH 3500Selected Topics in Mathematics

1 - 6

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3

STAT 3000Statistical Methods I

3

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 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

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