Pre Dentistry, Pre Medicine, Pre Physician Assistant, and Pre Veterinary Medicine

Pre Medicine Recommended Courses

Allopathic and osteopathic medical schools generally require the categories below.

Biology with Laboratory12
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
General Chemistry with Laboratory8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry with Laboratory8
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Select one option of the following:
Option A
Chemical Principles of Biochemistry
Option B
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Option C
Biochemistry: Metabolic Regulation in Health and Disease
Physics with Laboratory8
Select one option of the following:
Option A
General Physics I
and General Physics Lab I
General Physics II
and General Physics Lab II
Option B
General Physics I with Calculus
and General Physics I with Calculus Lab
General Physics II with Calculus
and General Physics II with Calculus Lab
Mathematics *6
Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Fundamental Concepts of Statistics
College Writing6
Exploring Writing in College Contexts
Academic Research and Writing
Behavioral Sciences6
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

A few schools require mathematics through calculus, while nearly all require statistics.

Other courses that may be required include those detailed below.

Cell Biology and Genetics6
Cell Biology
Histology with Laboratory4

Pre Dentistry Recommended Courses

Dental school preparatory course requirements are usually much like those for medical school; however, they may also require anatomy in addition to the classes listed above.

Anatomy with Laboratory
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
Microbiology with Laboratory (some)
Fundamentals of Microbiology
and Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory

Pre Physician Assistant Recommended Courses

Physician assistant programs are more variable in requirements than medical schools. While still requiring the same Biology and Chemistry courses as medical and dental schools, they typically do not require Physics courses, but add courses in Anatomy, Microbiology, Genetics, and Medical terminology.

Pre Veterinary Medicine Recommended Courses

Veterinary school course requirements are considerably more extensive than those for medical or dental schools. In addition to specifying all of the above courses in mathematics, chemistry, and biology, these programs typically require or recommend more courses in animal science, general microbiology, animal nutrition, and possibly some business courses. Several hundred hours of work experience with animals or in a veterinarian’s practice is required. Students interested in veterinary school should make contact with the school and with the advisory committee at an early stage of their undergraduate careers, to discuss how to meet these requirements.