Premedicine Courses

Most medical schools require:

  • ENGL 101 Composition or 105 Freshman Honors English (3 credit hours)
  • ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing or 205 Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar (3)
     
  • BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology or 151 Honors (4, CHEM 130, 170 or 180 is co-requisite)
  • BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology or 153 Honors (4)
     
  • CHEM 130 General Chemistry I, 170 for Chemical Science Majors, or 190 Honors (5, must be MATH 115 Calculus-eligible)
  • CHEM 135 General Chemistry II, 175 for Chemical Science Majors, or 195 Honors (5)
  • CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry I (3) or 380 Honors (3), and 331 Lab (2)
  • CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II or 385 Honors (3), and 336 Lab (2)​
    The KU School of Medicine accepts BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry (3) or 636 Biochemistry I (4) as a substitute for CHEM 335, and CHEM 331 meets their organic lab requirement without 336.
     
  • PHSX 114 College Physics I (4), 210 for Engineers I (3) and 216 Lab (1), 211 General Physics I (4) and 216 Lab (1), or 213 Honors (5)
  • PHSX 115 College Physics II (4), 212 General Physics II (3) and 236 Lab (1), or 214 Honors (4)

The MCAT also requires knowledge from:

  • BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry (3), or 636 Biochemistry I (3) and 638 Biochemistry II (3)
  • PSYC 104 General Psychology or 105 Honors (3)
  • SOC 104 Elements of Sociology, 105 Honors (3), 160 Social Problems & American Values, or 161 Honors (3)

Some require calculus, statistics, and/or BIOL 350 Genetics or 360 Honors (4). BIOL 400 or 401 Microbiology, 546 Mammalian Physiology and Spanish are highly recommended. 

Plan to complete required courses by the end of your junior year, as they cover content needed for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)Here's one option for sequencing required and recommended sciences:

1st Fall 1st Spring 2nd Fall 2nd Spring 3rd Fall 3rd Spring 4th Fall 4th Spring
Chemistry I Chemistry II Organic I Organic II Physics I Physics II    
Biology I Biology II Organic I Lab Organic II Lab Biochemistry      
    Psychology Sociology        
               


Premedical Student Workshops

For more information, and to register to attend, click on the presentation title:

Pre-Medical Track Q & A Open Forum with Paul or Alexis

Wed Nov 15

5:30 PM

MedSchool Express: Intro to Pre-Medicine

Thu Nov 16

6:00 PM

MedSchool Express: Intro to Pre-Veterinary

Tue Nov 28

4:00 PM 

Pre-Medical Track Q & A Open Forum with Paul or Alexis

Wed Nov 29

5:00 PM

Accepted vs. Not Accepted into Med School: Now What ?

Thu Nov 30

5:30 PM

Applying to Physician Assistant Schools 

Tue Dec 5

4:00 PM

Applying to Dental Schools  Wed Dec 6

4:00 PM

Applying to Optometry Schools  Thur Dec 7

4:00 PM

Applying to Veterinary Schools  Tue Dec 12

4:00 PM

The Almighty MCAT: Overview & Prep Wed Dec 13

4:00 PM

Applying to Medical Schools  Thur Dec 14

4:00 PM

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