Podiatric schools vary in their prerequisites.  It is important for students to determine the specific requirements for each podiatric school they wish to apply to, in consultation with a pre-health advisor.  Most podiatric schools require the following courses:

Other recommended courses:

Other Requirements:
The MCAT is required for most podiatric schools.

Most schools require at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered.  Competitive applicants typically have GPA’s of 3.3 or above.

Pre-Podiatric Pathway Sample Four Year Plan

Fall I

Spring I

WRT101 Composition I (FY)

Writing Intensive (WI)

MAT115 Biostatistics OR MAT120 Stats(QR)

COM162 Public Speaking (OC)

BIO103 General Biology I (SI)

BIO104 General Biology II

CHE110 General Chemistry I (SI)

CHE111 General Chemistry II

Fall 2

Spring 2

Creative Process (CP)

PSY100 Intro to Psychology

Foreign Language Part I (IC)

Foreign Language Part II (IC)

CHE210 Organic Chemistry I

CHE211 Organic Chemistry II

Major Course (IL)

Major Course

Health & Wellness (HW)

Critical Thinking (CT)

Fall 3

Spring 3

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3

BIO216 General Microbiology

PHY120 General Physics I

PHY121 General Physics II or Free Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective

Fall 4

Spring 4

Major Course

Gen Ed (CP)

Major Course

BIO300 Cell Biology

Major Course

Major OR Free Elective

Major Course (W3 & CGE)

Major OR Free Elective


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.