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Pre-Medicine Requirements

Students who are interested in becoming a physician will be able to obtain the courses required for application to schools of medicine. The following courses are required by many schools:

  • BI 111 General Biology: Cells and Genes
  • BI 112 General Biology: Ecology and Evolution
  • BI 318 Genetics
  • CH 131 General Chemistry I
  • CH 137 General Chemistry II
  • CH 216 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 217 Organic Chemistry II
  • BI/CH 342 Biochemistry I
  • PH 231 General Physics I
  • PH 232 General Physics II
  • EN 111 Composition I: Rhetorical Discourse
  • EN 112 Composition II: Rhetorical Argument

Some schools also require mathematics through MA 241 Calculus and MA 155 Statistics.  BI 345 Molecular Cell Biology (BI 345) and CH 344 Biochemistry II. Other useful upper division life science courses include BI 331 Vertebrate Anatomy and BI 321 Immunology.  Requirements for partnership schools varies per school.  The 2015 MCAT expects students to have taken both a psychology (PY 101) and a sociology course (SO 101).


Valuable resources for applicants to medical schools:

Central Application Service

Standardized Entrance Examination

  • The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required

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