Pre Health Programs

Pre-Medical Pathway (42-46 credits of Math/Science Courses)

The following courses will satisfy the pre-requisites for most medical schools.  It is important for students to determine the specific requirements for each medical school they wish to apply to, in consultation with a pre-health advisor.

Other recommended courses:

Other requirements:

The MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) is required for all applicants to medical school.  This exam covers the biological, chemical, and physical foundations of living systems, critical analysis and reasoning, and the psychological and social foundations of behavior.

Scientific research experience, community service, health-care related activities, and demonstration of leadership ability are also desired and/or expected.

The average GPA of a person admitted to medical school is 3.5.

Pre-Medical Pathway Sample Four Year Plan

Fall 1

WRT101 Composition I (FY)
MAT170 Calculus with Review or MAT181 Calculus I (QR)*
BIO103 General Biology I (SI)
CHE110 General Chemistry I (SI)

Spring 2

Writing Intensive (WI)
MAT171 Calculus I w/ Review OR Free elective
BIO104 General Biology II
CHE111 General Chemistry II


Fall 2

COM162 Public Speaking (OC)
Foreign Language I (IC)
CHE210 Organic Chemistry I
Major Course
Gen Ed (HW)

Spring 2

PSY100 Intro to Psychology
Foreign Language II (IC)
CHE211 Organic Chemistry II
Major Course
Gen Ed (CT)


Fall 3

Major Course
Major Course
Major Course
PHY110 or PHY120 General Physics I
BIO312 Genetics OR SOC100 Intro to Sociology

Spring 3

Major Course
Major Course
Major Course
PHY111 or PHY121 General Physics II
BIO300 Cell Biology OR SOC100 Intro to Sociology


Fall 4

BIO421 Biochemistry Lecture
Major Course
Major Course
Major Course
Major Course (W3 & CGE)

Spring 4

Gen Ed (CP)
MAT115 Biostatistics OR MAT120 Statistics (QR) Major OR Free elective
Major OR Free Elective
Major OR Free Elective
Major OR Free Elective

*Students who did not take pre-calculus in high school are encouraged to take MAT133 Pre-calculus during the summer prior to the start of this program.

Taking multiple lab sciences in a semester can be very challenging. You may wish to reduce your course load and take some courses in the summer.  Speak with your advisor about this possibility.