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Pre-Health: Required and Recommended Classes

Admissions requirements can vary between institutions. Many professional schools require or strongly recommend the following classes (consult with your faculty advisor and school of choice to ensure that you are taking the correct courses)


BIOL 1821: Introductory Biology: Organisms and the Environment; 1831: Introductory Biology: From Molecules to Organisms; Genetics and additional courses in molecular and/or cell biology.


CHEM 1111: Introductory Chemistry I; 1121: Introductory Chemistry II; 2612: Organic Chemistry I; 2622: Organic Chemistry II; 2633: Organic Chemistry Lab; 4712: Biochemistry will be required for MCAT2015 in addition to being recommended at many schools.


Students should take courses at least through calculus (MATH 1100 or 1800), as appropriate for the major degree. Depending on the school, higher levels of calculus (MATH 1900 & 2000) and statistics (MATH 1320) may also be required.

Physics & Astronomy

Eight credit hours or as appropriate for the major degree. PHYSICS 1011 & 1012: Basic Physics I and II or PHYSICS 2111 & 2112: Mechanics & Heat and Electricity, Magnetism & Optics

Social Sciences & Humanities

PHIL 1160: Logic & Language, 2256: Bioethics and 3360: Formal Logic; PSYCH 1003: General Psychology and 1268: Human Growth & Development; SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology. Classes in both psychology and sociology will be required for MCAT 2015.


Professional School Associations

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVC)