Premedical and Other Health Professions

While the sequence of scheduled courses varies from student to student and from profession to profession, the following three-year schedule is representative, and the fourth year of college is generally used to complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Pre-medical advisors make specific recommendations on the sequence of courses to each student according to individual needs. While minimum course requirements for all the professional schools are similar, course requirements do vary from one professional school to another, so it is essential for you to check the specific course requirements for the professional schools that interest you.

Advisors also help prepare you to meet specific admissions requirements of the professional schools in which you are interested. Admission to professional schools is generally based on overall GPA, GPA in required courses, an admissions test, recommendations, exposure to the profession, and in most cases an interview. The average GPA of students admitted is almost always better than 3.0; in most cases it is much better than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Pre-Health Professions Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester:

  • ENG 101 English Composition I (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I (5 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 14 Credit Hours

Spring Semester:

  • ENG 102 English Compositions II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology (4 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester:

  • CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 260/260L Introductory Zoology (4 Credit Hours)
  • Mathematics Elective (3 Credit Hours)-5
  • General Education Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 15-17 Credit Hours

Spring Semester:

  • CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II (5 Credit Hours)
  • Biology or Biochemistry Elective (3-5 Credit Hours)
  • General Education Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Total: 14-16 Credit Hours

Junior Year

Fall Semester:

  • PHYS 111/111L Physics I (5 Credit Hours)
  • General Education Electives and Major Requirements (10-12 Credit Hours)

Total: 15-17 Credit Hours

Spring Semester:

  • PHYS 112/112L Physics II (5 Credit Hours)
  • General Education Elective and Major Requirements (10-12 Credit Hours)

Total 15-17 Credit Hours

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester:

  • ENG 101 English Composition I (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry (PNC)
  • CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 345/345L Human Anatomy (4 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180L Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 Credit Hours)

Total: 15-18 Credit Hours

Spring Semester:
  • ENG 102 English Composition II (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 331 Calculus Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 180 Principles of Biology (3 Credit Hours)
  • Elective (0-3 Credit Hours)

Total: 15 Credit Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester:

  • PHYS 111/111L Physics I (5 Credit Hours)
  • CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 346/346L Human Physiology (4 Credit Hours)
  • Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 15-17 Credit Hours

Spring Semester:

  • CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II (5 Credit Hours)
  • BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology (5 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. (3 Credit Hours)

Total: 16 Credit Hours

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