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Course
Semester(s)
Quarter(s)
English
2
3
Biology (inc. lab)
2*
3*
Microbiology (inc. lab)
1
1
Physics (inc. lab)
2
3
General Chemistry (inc. lab)
2
3
Organic Chemistry (inc. lab)
1
2
Calculus**
1
1
Statistics
1
1
Psychology
2
2
Liberal Arts/Humanities
2
2
*students should take one semester of General Biology (with lab) and it is recommended the student take one semester of either Biochemistry (with lab) or Human/Vertebrate Anatomy/Physiology (with lab).

**if you elect to take a survey type calculus course rather than one requiring trigonometry as a pre-requisite, you will need to show evidence of having taken trigonometry (even if just in high school).

Please see the Course Equivalency Database to know if the course you will take will count as a course in the University of Missouri System.