Arts and Letters Pre-Health Science Requirements (49 hours):

  • Calculus A & B (8 credits): MATH 10350 & 10360
  • Biology I & II (8 credits):  BIOS 10171 & Lab; BIOS 10172 & Lab.
  • Chemistry (8 credits): CHEM 10171 (includes lab and tutorial); CHEM 10172 (includes lab and tutorial)
  • Chemistry (8 credits): CHEM 20273 & Lab; CHEM 20274 & Lab
  • Physics I & II (8 credits): PHYS 20210 & Lab; PHYS 20220 & Lab
  • 3 Relevant Upper-Level Natural Science Electives at the 30000 or 40000 level (unless otherwise approved). No labs required (9 hours)

Generally, first-year students start with a general chemistry class (Intro to Chemical Principles) and Calculus A in the fall, then move to the first semester of Organic Chemistry (Organic Structure and Reactivity) and Calculus B in the spring. Sophomores on this track pick up the second semester of Organic Chemistry (Organic Reactions and Applications) and General Biology A in the fall, and then a second general chemistry class (Chemistry across the Periodic Table) and General Biology B in the spring. Physics I and II are usually taken in the junior year. Some classes are offered in the summer. With careful planning it can be possible to start the sequence late and/or study abroad.

The following science electives are recommended if students are applying to medical or dental school: Vertebrate Physiology (BIOS 30344), Biochemistry (CHEM 40420), Cell Biology (BIOS 30341), Embryology (BIOS 30301), Microbiology (BIOS 30401). Biochemistry and Vertebrate Physiology are strongly recommended. It is the responsibility of the student to research the prerequisites for the graduate school of his/her choice.