Course Information

Since students’ backgrounds and major degree programs are so different, they should seek advice from PHAP to determine those courses which will meet the prerequisites of the professional program to which they wish to apply. Most professional programs do not require that you choose a particular major and you are generally free to choose any major like Biology, Biochemistry, Health Science, Art, Computer Science, English, etc. as long as you fulfill the prerequisite science and mathematics courses required by that professional school. Departments within the College of Science particularly Biology, Biochemistry and Health Science offer options that may be used to satisfy prerequisites for admission to professional health schools. Before registration in any courses, it is imperative that students consult with a preprofessional advisor to be sure that the course(s) will meet admission requirements of the professional schools. Students should also consult with their academic advisors in their major department about meeting degree requirements. The courses listed below in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics and Mathematics are useful only as a guide of the typical prerequisite courses required by most health professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry and veterinary science. Students should not take these classes as listed as some may not be required by a particular school. For instance, most medical schools do not recommend anatomy and physiology courses (Biol. 2010/20) while dental schools and pharmacy schools do. Some schools only require two organic chemistry courses, or only two physics courses, or only one biochemistry course while others do not require calculus.

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

Course Number

Course Title

Requirement

BIOL 1401-02-03 Principles of Biology Required
BIOL 2010 & 2020 Human Physiology & Anatomy I & II Required(Some)
BIOL 2011 Anatomy & Physiology Required
BIOL 3121-22 Principles of Genetics & Developmental Genetic Analysis Required
BIOL 3151 Principles of Animal Physiology Required
BIOL 3405 Microbiology Recommended
BIOL 3410 Epidemiology Recommended
BIOL 3430 Hematology Recommended
BIOL 3440 Medical Parasitology Recommended
BIOL 4010 Microbes & Humanity Recommended
BIOL 4150 Mammalian Physiology Recommended
BIOL 4160 Medical Physiology Recommended
BiOL 4411-12 Medical Microbiology I & II Recommended
BIOL 4420 Genetics Laboratory Recommended
BIOL 4430-31 Immunology & Immunology Lab Recommended
BIOL 4455 Molecular Cell Biology Recommended
BIOL 4490 Bioinformatics Recommended
BIOL 4504 or 6504 Comparative Physiology Recommended
BIOL 4510-11 Neurobiology & Applied Neurobiology Recommended
BIOL 4512 or 6512 Applied Neurobiology Recommended
BIOL 6151-2 Cell & Molecular Biology I & II Recommended
BIOL 6430 Adv. Biochemistry Laboratory Recommended
BIOL 6821 Graduate Seminar CMB Recommended

Chemistry

Chemistry

Course Number

Course Title

Requirement

CHEM 1101-02-03 General Chemistry Required
CHEM 3301-02-03 Organic Chemistry Required
CHEM 4411-12-13 General Biochemistry Required(Most)
CHEM 4311 Advanced Organic Chemistry Recommended
CHEM 4430 General Biochemistry Laboratory Recommended
CHEM 4431 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory Recommended
CHEM 4440 Protein Structure Recommended
CHEM 4450 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry Recommended
CHEM 4460 Major Organ Biochemistry Recommended
CHEM 6310 Adv. Topics in Organic Chemistry Recommended
CHEM 6410 Adv. Topics in Biochemistry Recommended

Physics

Physics

Course Number

Course Title

Requirements

PHYS 2701-02-03 OR PHY 1001-02-03 Introductory Physics (Algebra/Trig. prereqs) Required

Mathematics

Mathematics

Course Number

Course Title

Requirements

MATH 1304 Calculus I Required
MATH 1305 Calculus II Required
MATH 2304 Calculus III Recommended

Statistics

Statistics

Course Number

Course Title

Requirements

STAT 3130 Statistical Methods in Biology Required

General Interest

General Interest

Course Number

Course Title

Requirement

ANTH 3720 Medical Anthropology Recommended
HSCI 3300 Medical Care in US Recommended
HSCI 3800 Multicultural Issues in Health Recommended
PHIL 3152 Biomedical Ethics Recommended
BIOL 3070 Nutrition Recommended
HSC 3200 Environmental Health Recommended
HSC 3250 Genes and Health Recommended
PSYC 4360 Psychopharmacology Recommended
SOC 4720 Medical Sociology Recommended
HCA 6230 Info. Technology in Health Care Recommended
HCA 6240 Health Care Financing & Budgeting Recommended
HCA 6260 Health Care Policy Analysis Recommended
HCA 6280 Legal & Ethical Issues in Health Care Recommended
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