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Pre-Med & Pre-Allied Health Programs Course Requirements

Please click here to access our comprehensive Pre-Health Handbook. This searchable handbook is an indispesible tool to help you learn what you need to know as you prepare for a career in health care. For quick reference here are the typical required courses for many medical and health care related graduate programs:

  • BIOL 101 Biology in Practice
  • BIOL  202 and 203 Concepts in Biology
  • CHEM 107 General Chemistry I  (or CHEM 109)
  • CHEM 108 General Chemistry II (or CHEM 109)
  • CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 
  • CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 
  • BIOC 405 Biochemistry
  • PHYS 201 General Physics I (or PHYS 140)
  • PHYS 202 General Physics II (or PHYS 141)
  • MATH 108 and 121 Statistics and Calculus 
  • English, literature course and composition course
  • Introductory courses in Psychology and Sociology

The minimum requirements for pre-allied health programs are more variable than for pre-med because of the wide variety of pre-allied health fields.  The courses indicated above for pre-med may be advisable; however in some fields organic chemistry and calculus are not required.  For pre-allied health, it is often desirable to evaluate course needs on an individual program basis.