Premedical Studies Co-Major

For information, contact the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, 106 Pearson Hall, 513) 529-3737.

Provides a broad-based premedical background and prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in medicine as well as other healthcare related fields. Integrates comprehensive, regularly scheduled premedical advising with courses that cover fundamental concepts in the biological, physical, and social sciences required for admission to medical school or other health professional schools, and/or in preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). A co-major must be taken in conjunction with a primary major, which provides the significant depth and breadth of an academic discipline; it cannot be taken independently. There is no specific degree designation for the co-major; students receive the degree designation of their primary major.

Note: Students are not required to complete the co-major for successful application and admittance to medical school or other health professional schools. Premedical Studies courses as well as access to services provided by the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education and the Prehealth Advisory Committee are available to all students.

Program Requirements

Required courses (62-67 hrs)

Complete a major in one of the divisions of the university.

Biology
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
Select one of the following:4
Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
Human Physiology
General Microbiology
Select three to four hours in BIO/MBI at the 200-level or above (not independent study)3-4
Chemistry
General Chemistry:
CHM 141
CHM 144
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHM 142
CHM 145
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
5
Organic Chemistry:
Select one of the following sequences:5
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
OR
Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors
Organic Chemistry for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors
Biochemistry:
CHM 432/CHM 532Fundamentals of Biochemistry 14
or CHM 332 Outlines of Biochemistry
English Composition
Select one year of English Composition or equivalent6
Math/Statistics
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistics
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Business Statistics
Physics
PHY 161
PHY 162
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
and Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
8
OR
PHY 191
PHY 192
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
10
Professional Development
PMD 101Explorations in Medicine1
PMD 301Preparing for a Career in Medicine1
Social Science
PSY 111
PSY 112
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
4
SOC 153Sociology in a Global Context 13
Recommended Electives
Select a course in BIO/MBI at 200-level or above3-4
MTH 151Calculus I4-5
or MTH 153 Calculus I
Total Credit Hours73-77
1

CHM 432/CHM 532 and SOC 153 are the preferred courses for Biochemistry and Sociology.