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
Hours
Hours
Fall Semester: Spring Semester:
ENG 101 English Composition I
3
ENG 102 English Compositions II
3
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I
5
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II
5
MATH 110 College Algebra
3
BIOL 180/180L Principles of Biology
4
PSY 100 General Psychology
3
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Comm.
3
Total
14
Total

15

Sophomore Year
Hours
Hours
Fall Semester: Spring Semester:
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II 5
BIOL 260/260L Introductory Zoology
4
Biology or Biochemistry Elective 3-5
Mathematics Elective
3-5
General Education Electives 6
General Education Elective
3
Total
15-17
Total 14-16
Junior Year
Hours
Hours
Fall Semester: Spring Semester:
PHYS 111/111L Physics I
5
PHYS 112/112L Physics II
5
General Education Elective and Major Requirements
10-12
General Education Electives and Major Requirements
10-12
Total
15-17
Total
15-17

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Freshman Year
Hours
Hours
Fall Semester: Spring Semester:
ENG 101 English Composition I
3
ENG 102 English Composition II
3
MATH 110 College Algebra
3
MATH 331 Calculus Methods
3
CHEM 101 Orientation to Chemistry
PNC
CHEM 122/122L University Chemistry II
5
CHEM 120/120L University Chemistry I
5
BIOL 345/345L Human Anatomy
4
BIOL 180 Principles of Biology
3
Elective
0-3
BIOL 180L Principles of Biology Laboratory
1
Total
15
Total

15-18

Sophomore Year
Hours
Hours
Fall Semester: Spring Semester:
PHYS 111/111L Physics I
5
CHEM 342/342L Organic Chemistry II
5
CHEM 340/340L Organic Chemistry I
5
BIOL 490/490L General Microbiology
5
BIOL 346/346L Human Physiology
4
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Comm.
3
Elective
3
Total
15-17
Total
16