Pre-Medical Pathway (42-46 credits of Math/Science Courses)

The following courses will satisfy the pre-requisites for most medical schools.  It is important for students to determine the specific requirements for each medical school they wish to apply to, in consultation with a pre-health advisor.

Other recommended courses:

Other requirements:

The MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) is required for all applicants to medical school.  This exam covers the biological, chemical, and physical foundations of living systems, critical analysis and reasoning, and the psychological and social foundations of behavior.

Scientific research experience, community service, health-care related activities, and demonstration of leadership ability are also desired and/or expected.

The average GPA of a person admitted to medical school is 3.5.

Pre-Medical Pathway Sample Four Year Plan



Fall I

Spring I

WRT101 Composition I (FY)

Writing Intensive (WI)

MAT170 Calculus with Review or            MAT181 Calculus I (QR)*

MAT171 Calculus I w/ Review OR Free elective                 

BIO103 General Biology I (SI)

BIO104 General Biology II

CHE110 General Chemistry I (SI)

CHE111 General Chemistry II

Fall 2

Spring 2

COM162 Public Speaking (OC)

PSY100 Intro to Psychology

Foreign Language I (IC)

Foreign Language II (IC)

CHE210 Organic Chemistry I

CHE211 Organic Chemistry II

Major Course

Major Course

Gen Ed  (HW)

Gen Ed (CT)

Fall 3

Spring 3

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

PHY110 or PHY120 General Physics I

PHY111 or PHY121 General Physics II

BIO312 Genetics OR SOC100 Intro to Sociology

BIO300 Cell Biology OR SOC100 Intro to Sociology

Fall 4

Spring 4

BIO421 Biochemistry Lecture

Gen Ed (CP)

Major Course

MAT115 Biostatistics OR MAT120 Statistics (QR) Major OR Free elective

Major Course

Major OR Free Elective

Major Course

Major OR Free Elective

Major Course (W3 & CGE)

Major OR Free Elective



*Students who did not take pre-calculus in high school are encouraged to take MAT133 Pre-calculus during the summer prior to the start of this program.

Taking multiple lab sciences in a semester can be very challenging. You may wish to reduce your course load and take some courses in the summer.  Speak with your advisor about this possibility.