Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


UNDERGRADUATE PRE-MEDICAL/PRE-DENTAL PROGRAM

Suggested Curriculum

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental students, regardless of major, are advised to incorporate the following courses into their undergraduate curriculum.  Students should complete general and organic chemistry, biology and physics by the end of the junior year in order to be well prepared for the MCAT or DAT. The MCAT is given in April and August; a computerized DAT is given throughout the year.  In addition to basic sciences you must complete GenEd and major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees.  Some professional schools may require specific courses that are not included in the suggested curriculum.*  You are urged to contact an adviser in your major department and to schedule a meeting with the coordinator of Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Programs early in your college career.

Term 1:
  • BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4)
  • CHEM 131 General Chemistry I (3) and
  • CHEM 131L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
  • MATH 115 Basic Mathematics for Science** (3)
  • GenEd requirements or major requirements
Term 2:
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry II (3) and
  • CHEM 132L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
  • GenEd requirements or major requirements
Term 3:
  • CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I (5)
  • BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • GenEd requirements or major requirements
Term 4:
  • CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II (5)
  • BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • GenEd requirements or major requirements
Term 5:
  • PHYS 211 General Physics I (4) for biology majors
  • or
  • PHYS 241 General Physics I (4) for chemistry, mathematics and physics majors
  • BIOL 309 Principles of Genetics (3)
  • CHEM 351 Introductory Biochemistry (3)
  • GenEd requirements or major requirements
Term 6:
  • PHYS 212 General Physics II (4) for biology majors
  • or
  • PHYS 242 General Physics II (4) for chemistry, mathematics and physics majors
  • BIOL 408 Cell Biology (4)
  • GenEd requirements or major requirements
  • Preparation for MCAT or DAT ***
  • Take MCAT or DAT
  • Interview with Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Committee
Term 7:
  • Complete requirements for major
  • GenEd requirements
Term 8:
  • Complete requirements for major
  • GenEd requirements

 Consult Medical School Admission Requirements published by the AAMC or Dental Admission Requirements published by AADS.

 **  Students are further encouraged to take advanced mathematics courses that meet the requirements of specific medical schools.

***  Students are strongly urged to prepare for the MCAT or DAT either independently or through a commercial preparation course.

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