Pre-Professional Health, Minor
Students who want to pursue a career in a medical profession must prepare themselves for admission to a professional school or graduate program in their area of interest. Students are not required to complete a science-oriented degree, but they must have completed certain pre-requisite courses for admission to these programs. The purpose of this minor is to provide the background that a non-science major must have to complete a successful application to medical school or other professional programs in dentistry, optometry, physician associate, pharmacy, and other health programs.
Students pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences or Chemistry (pre-health concentration) may not declare the Pre-Professional Health minor.
|BIO 111||Cell and Molecular Biology 1||4|
|BIO 307||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIO 308||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|or BIO 348||Vertebrate Physiology|
|BIO 332||Careers in Biomedical Sciences||1|
and General Chemistry Lab I 1
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry Lab
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
|Choose from one of the following:||3-4|
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
|Biochemistry of Macromolecules|
|PHI 383||Health & Biomedical Ethics||3|
|PHY 131||College Physics I||5|
|or PHY 201||University Physics I|
|PHY 132||College Physics II||5|
|or PHY 202||University Physics II|
May fulfill General Education Element 4 requirements.
Other recommended courses from General Education: 6 credits of ENG (AP credit is not accepted at some medical schools), CMS 210 Public Speaking, SOC 131 Introductory Sociology, PSY 200 Introduction to Psychology and higher, MAT 120 Trigonometry or MAT 234 Calculus I depending on the program, ANT course.
BIO 112 Ecology and Evolution, BIO 320 Principles of Microbiology, and STA 270 Applied Statistics may also be required for admission to some professional schools. Students will need to check with each program for their particular entrance requirements. Certain schools may require more courses than are in this minor.