Course Requirements for Health Professions Schools

Medical Schools:

Summary from Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) 2013
**Consult school’s website/catalog for specific requirements**

Most schools require:

  • 1 year Biology (BIO210 & BIO211)
  • 1 year General Chemistry (CHE152 & CHE153)
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry (CHE294 & CHE304)
  • 1 semester Biochemistry (BIO450/CHE450)
  • 1 year Physics (PHY141 & PHY142)
  • 1 semester Calculus (MTH144 or other calculus course)
  • 1 year English (composition and/or literature)

Some schools require:

  • 1 semester Statistics (MTH362/MTH203)

Required for MCAT:

  • 1 semester Psychology (PSY103)
  • 1 semester Sociology (SOC101)


Dental Schools:

Summary from 2012 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools For Students Entering Dental School in Fall 2013.
http://www.adea.org/publications/Pages/OfficialGuide.aspx
**Consult school’s website/catalog for specific requirements**

Most schools require:

  • 1 year Biology (BIO210 & BIO211)
  • 1 year General Chemistry (CHE152 & CHE153)
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry (CHE294 & CHE304)
  • 1 semester Biochemistry (BIO450/CHE450)
  • 1 year Physics (PHY141 & PHY142)
  • 1 year English (composition and/or literature)

Some schools require:

  • 1 semester Microbiology (BIO315)
  • 1 year Anatomy & Physiology (BIO130 & BIO140)
  • 1 semester Calculus (MTH144 or other calculus course)

A few schools require:

  • 1 semester Psychology (PSY103)
  • 1 semester Statistics (MTH362+1unit or MTH203)*

*If a school requires 3 units of Statistics and you take MTH362, which is only 2 units, you will need to do a Statistics independent
study for 1 unit OR take MTH203, which is 3 units.


Optometry Schools:

Summary from OptomCAS
http://www.optomcas.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=8
**Consult school’s website/catalog for specific requirements**

Most schools require:

  • 1 year Biology (BIO210 & BIO211)
  • 1 year General Chemistry (CHE152 & CHE153)
  • 1 semester Organic Chemistry (CHE294)
  • 1 semester Biochemistry (BIO450/CHE450)
  • 1 semester Microbiology (BIO315)
  • 1 year Physics (PHY141 & PHY142)
  • 1 semester Calculus (MTH144 or other calculus course)
  • 1 semester Statistics (MTH362+1unit or MTH203)*
  • 1 semester Psychology (PSY103)
  • 1 year English (composition and/or literature)

*If a school requires 3 units of Statistics and you take MTH362, which is only 2 units, you will need to do a Statistics independent
study for 1 unit OR take MTH203, which is 3 units.

Some schools require:

  • 1 year Organic Chemistry (CHE294 & CHE304)
  • 1 year Anatomy & Physiology (BIO130 & BIO140)


Pharmacy Schools:

Summary from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2012-2013 Summary of Pre-professional Course Requirements.
http://www.aacp.org/career/grants/Documents/2012-13%20PharmacyPre-RequisiteInformation.pdf
**Consult school’s website/catalog for specific requirements**

Most schools require:

  • 1 year Biology (BIO210 & BIO211)
  • 1 year General Chemistry (CHE152 & CHE153)
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry (CHE294 & CHE304)
  • 1 semester Microbiology (BIO315)
  • 1 year Anatomy & Physiology (BIO130 & BIO140)
  • 1 year Physics (PHY141 & PHY142)
  • 1 semester Calculus (MTH144 or other calculus course)
  • 1 semester Statistics (MTH362+1unit or MTH203)*
  • 1 year English (composition and/or literature)
  • 1 semester Speech
  • 1 semester Economics

*If a school requires 3 units of Statistics and you take MTH362, which is only 2 units, you will need to do a Statistics independent
study for 1 unit OR take MTH203, which is 3 units.

Some schools require:

  • 1 semester Biochemistry (BIO450/CHE450)
  • 1 semester Psychology (PSY103)

A few schools require:

  • 1 semester Philosophy
  • 1 semester History
  • 1 semester Ethics
  • 1 semester Genetics (BIO345)
  • 1 semester Immunology (BIO390)
  • 1 semester Molecular Biology (BIO380)
  • 1 semester Political Science
  • 1 semester Fine Arts


Veterinary Schools:

Summary from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Summary of Course Prerequisites.
http://www.aavmc.org/data/files/vmcas/prerequisite_chart_2013.pdf
**Consult school’s website/catalog for specific requirements**

Most schools require:

  • 1 year Biology (BIO210 & BIO211)
  • 1 year General Chemistry (CHE152 & CHE153)
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry (CHE294 & CHE304)
  • 1 semester Biochemistry (BIO450/CHE450)
  • 1 year Physics (PHY141 & PHY142)
  • 1 year English (composition and/or literature)
  • 1 semester Mathematics or Statistics

About half of schools require:

  • 1 semester Genetics (BIO345)
  • 1 semester Microbiology (BIO315)

Some schools require:

  • 1 semester Statistics (MTH362 or MTH203)*
  • 1 semester Calculus (MTH144 or other calculus course)
  • 1 semester Speech
  • 1 semester Physiology
  • 1 semester Nutrition

*If a school requires 3 units of Statistics and you take MTH362, which is only 2 units, you will need to do a Statistics independent
study for 1 unit OR take MTH203, which is 3 units.