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Pre-Medicine

This major is appropriate for pre-professional school students who need specific courses to prepare for the MCAT, DAT, VCAT and professional school admissions requirements. This major is appropriate for programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, and forensic science. Students have the option of taking a Chemistry minor with this degree.

General Education
COMM 171 Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101 Written Communication II 3
ENGL 102 Written Communication III 3
PSYC 182 General Psychology 0.5
KINE 100 Lifelong Physical Awareness 3
SOC 151 Principles of Sociology 3
BIBL 215 Old Testament Literature 3
BIBL 216 New Testament Literature 3
    Foreign Language, Two Semesters 6
    History Elective 3
    Art/Drama/Music 3
    Literature 3
PHIL 150 Logic & Critical Thinking 2
PHIL 250 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO 110 Exploring the Christian Faith 3
PHIL 452 Senior Experience 1
KINE 112-138 Physical Awareness 1.5
    Total Hours: 47
Major
BIOL 125 General Biology 4
BIOL 308 Molecular Cell Biology 4
BIOL 309 Genetics 4
BIOL 312 Microbiology 4
BIOL 337 Vertebrate Physiology or 4
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and  
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy & Physiology II [8]
CHEM/BIOL 460 Biochemistry 4
Choose three of the following:
BIOL 210 Zoology 4
BIOL 211 Botany 4
BIOL 313 Ecology 4
BIOL 415 Quantitative Methods in Biology [4]
    Molecular Laboratory Research  
BIOL 480 Experience [4]
    Total Hours: 36-40
Option 1: Math & Physical Science Support Courses
CHEM 163 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 164 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 262 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 121 General Physics I or 4
PHYS 122 General Physics II [4]
NS 333 Scientific Research Methods 3
MATH 111 Basic Probability & Statistics 3
MATH 131 Calculus I or 4
MATH 124 Applied Calculus [3]
    Total Hours: 29-30
Electives needed to complete degree 7-12
Option 2: Math & Physical Science Support Courses with Chemistry Minor
MATH 111 Basic Probability & Statistics 3
MATH 131 Calculus I or 4
MATH 124 Applied Calculus [3]
PHYS 121 General Physics I or 4
PHYS 122 General Physics II [4]
NS 333 Scientific Research Methods 3
CHEM 163 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 164 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 262 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 280 Analytical Chemistry 4
    Total Hours: 33-34
Electives needed to complete degree 3-8

 

Additional Recommendations for Pre-professional School Students:

  • Pre-Medicine
    Electives: PHYS122
    Suggested electives:
    NUR121 Medical Terminology or NUR127 Spanish Medical Terminology, PSYC391 Biology Psychology, BIOL480
  • Pre-Veterinary
    Electives: PHYS122
    Suggested electives:
    A course in animal nutrition
  • Pre-Dentistry
    Physics II is not required by all dental schools.
    Electives: BIOL214, 215, BIOL480
  • Pre-Physician Assisting
    Students should complete an internship experience
    Electives: BIOL214, 215, and 2 additional courses in Psychology, NUR121 Medical Terminology
    Suggested electives: NS211 Nutrition AND and BSN, or PHED282 Applied Nutrition, NUR127 Spanish Medical Terminology
  • Pre-Forensic Science
    Students should take MATH131 and should consider the minor in chemistry and a minor or double major in Criminal Justice. Students should complete an intership experience in a crime lab.
    Electives: MATH132, PHYS122, BIOL480
    Suggested electives: A minor or double major in Criminal Justice, or the following courses in Criminal Justice: CRMJ101, CRMJ302, CRMJ304
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
    Electives:
    BIOL214,215, and 1 additional course in Psychology.
    Suggested electives: PHED463 Kinesiology, NUR121 Medical Terminology or NUR127 Spanish Medical Terminology, NS211 Nutrition AND and BSN, or PHED282 Applied Nutrition