Elective Upper-Division Science Courses
As an applicant to a health professions school, you are at an advantage if you take science classes beyond the minimal requirements listed above. These courses are also quite useful for reapplicants and first-time applicants who have already completed pre-requisites, but whose academic record needs strengthening (Academic Record Enhancers). Health Profession schools often value upper-division science classes over graduate seminar classes, due to the greater similarity of classes within the former category with their classes, and the rampant grade inflation within the latter category.
Health profession schools prefer that you take advanced courses in your area(s) of interest rather than duplicate material that will be covered in their curricula. There are other advanced science courses that you might consider in consultation with an advisor. All courses below link to course descriptions.
a: usually not required by medical schools but may be required by other health profession schools
b: best taken after completion of Minimum Science Requirements
c: Bio 350, Bio 355, Bio 612 and Chem 349 are very helpful in preparing for MCAT or DAT
d: best taken after completion of Bio 350 and Bio 355
e: provides tutoring for all introductory science classes; sponsored by HealthPath
f: provides help with personal statements and interviewing; sponsored by HealthPath
▲: has an accompanying auxiliary science course.