Barry S. Rothman, Ph.D. { Health Professions Home Page}

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus

Minimal Science Requirements

Auxiliary Science Courses

 

The program listed below, which consists of introductory, major's science courses, is recommended for admission to allopathic and osteopathic medical schools and dental schools. Admissions offices for individual schools should be consulted for specific requirements. Because this program focuses on pre-requisites, it is designed for "Career Changer" post-bacs. All courses below link to course descriptions.

 

Dept/Number Title
Units
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I & Lab
5
BIOL 240a Introductory Biology II & Laba
5
CHEM 115 Essential Concepts of Chem & Lab
5
CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM 334 Organic Chemistry I Lab
2
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry II Lab
3
CHEM 215 Quant Applic of Chem Concepts
3
CHEM 216 Quant Applic of Chem Concepts Lab
2
CHEM 349 General Biochemistryb
3
PHYS 111 General Physics I
3
PHYS 112 General Physics I Lab
1
PHYS 121 General Physics II
3
PHYS 122 General Physics II Lab
1
MATH 226 Calculus I
4
MATH 227 Calculus IIc
4
TOTAL  
43-50

Notes

a: Microbiology Lecture/Lab [Bio 401/402 (3/2)] or Human Physiology Lecture/Lab [Bio 612/613 (3/2)] may be viable substitutes for Bio 240. These classes have greater health professions content and likely to be easier to enroll in. However, some schools may not accept these classes as substitutes - check to make sure.

b: A number of schools have recently added a semester of Biochemistry to their pre-requisites.

c: Some schools require second semester Calculus (MATH 227).

▲: has an accompanying auxiliary science course.

 

Auxiliary Science Courses

Optional discussion sections and workshops are available for most introductory science courses listed above. These courses provide highly effective support by way of small group discussions and tutoring. Courses with the ▲ symbol have a corresponding auxiliary course listed under Science. For example, the auxiliary course for Bio 230 ▲ is Sci 230.

 

Schools for pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, physician assistants, physical therapy and veterinary medicine may have somewhat different requirements than those listed above. Applicants should consult appropriate school web sites for accurate information on course requirements.

[Top]

 

SF State Home