Premedical and Pre-Health Studies Co-Major

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 standardized professional healthcare program admission tests (e.g., MCAT, DAT, GRE, PA-CAT). 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 (61-66 hrs)

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

Core Courses

Biology4
Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
Chemistry
General Chemistry:10
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry:10
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
English Composition6
Composition and Rhetoric
One additional composition course
Statistics
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistics
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Business Statistics
and Principles of Business Analytics
Professional Development2
Explorations in Healthcare Careers
Navigating Healthcare Professional School Admissions
Psychology4
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
Total Credit Hours39-40

 Concentrations (one required):

Premedical

Biology7-8
Human Physiology
General Microbiology
Select one or more of the following:
Human Anatomy
Introduction to Cell Biology
Genetics
Molecular and Cell Biology
Chemistry4
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Physics8-10
Select one of the following sequences:
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
and Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
OR
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
Sociology3
Sociology in a Global Context
Recommended Electives for the Premedical Concentration
Biology
Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
OR
One additional BIO/MBI course at the 200-level or above
Math
Calculus I
Total Credit Hours22-25

Pre-Health 

Biology16
Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Principles of Human Physiology
General Microbiology
Biochemistry3-4
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Outlines of Biochemistry
Additional Coursework: Choose the Pre-PA or the Pre-Health option4-6
Pre-PA option:
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Medical Terminology for Health Professionals
Pre-Health option:
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
and Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II
OR
General Physics with Laboratory I
and General Physics with Laboratory II
Total Credit Hours23-26