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Option Pre-Medicine Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



There are two paths to becoming a doctor: allopathic medicine, which leads to an MD degree, or osteopathic medicine, which leads to a DO degree. Both provide the education and training necessary to practice medicine.

The BioHealth Sciences major, with Pre-Medicine option, offers all of the entrance requirements to medical school to include a year each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, genetics, biochemistry, and more. The BioHealth Sciences major is also suited for postbaccalaureate students who already have a bachelor's degree in another subject and need science course work to apply to medical school. The book, Medical School Admission Requirements, published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (https://www.aamc.org/), lists specific entrance requirements for each MD school. The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (http://www.aacom.org/error/?aspxerrorpath=/about/Pages/default.aspx) lists requirements for osteopathic (DO) schools.

Admission to medical schools is very competitive. Students are chosen according to grades, MCAT scores, medical experience, and apparent motivation for medicine. A member of the premedical committee is assigned to each student as an advisor.



First Year (45)

BB 100. The Molecules of Life (2)
BI 109. Health Professions: Medical (1)
CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Speech (3)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (13)

Sophomore Year (45–47)

BB 314/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated summer 2017]
BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (14)
Writing II (3)

Junior Year (44–46)

BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives (8–9)

Select one WIC course from the following (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3) [BI 385 terminated fall 2017]
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Senior Year (45)

Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Baccalaureate core courses and electives, upper-division science courses (40)

Students should plan their senior year in consultation with a premedical advisor. Graduation in BioHealth Sciences/pre-medicine requires a total of 45 credits of upper-division courses in science.

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 600




 
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