Medicine (Pre-Medicine)

Undergraduate Programs

Policies & Faculty


Specific course requirements for admission to medical school vary somewhat among the different medical schools in the United States. To be eligible for admission at a particular medical school, the student must fulfill the requirements of that school. Students are encouraged to keep themselves informed of requirements for specific schools by consulting appropriate websites.

A typical set of requirements are: 

General Biology - (8 credits minimum) 

  • BIOL 105 and BIOL 106 
  • Students are encouraged to take additional electives from the following list to enhance their knowledge in basic biology: BIOL 211, BIOL 220, BIOL 270, BIOL 316, BIOL 320, BIOL 330, BIOL 435, BIOL 474

Chemistry with laboratory (general, inorganic and organic chemistry, 14 credits minimum)

  • General chemistry: CHEM 201, CHEM 202
  • Organic chemistry: CHEM 322 and CHEM 323 OR CHEM 322 and CHEM 324
  • Biochemistry: CHEM 360 OR CHEM 460
  • Students are encouraged to take CHEM 305 as an elective.

Physics with laboratory (8 credits minimum)

  • PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 or 
  • PHYS 221 and PHYS 222 

Mathematics (introductory course in calculus and upper level statistics)

  • MATH 121 

Health Sciene

  • HLTH 475

English or literature (one year)

  • ENG 101
  • an additional 4 credits of writing intensive coursework in English.
  • Students are encouraged to take ENG 271W as an elective.

Social and Behavior Sciences, and Humanities - (18 credits minimum)

  • Students are encouraged to include PSYC 101, SOC 101 and PHIL 222W among their electives. 

Contact Information

College of Science, Engineering & Technology
Advisory Team

  • Biology Majors: M. Bentley, Ph.D., G. Goellner, Ph.D., Marilyn Hart, Ph.D., R. Cohen, Ph.D.; D. Sharlin, Ph.D.; Toma, Ph.D.
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry majors: M. Pomije, Ph.D.