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.
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.
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.