College of Arts & Sciences

Tracking the Health Professions Recommended Curriculum*

*This health professions recommended curriculum only addresses the pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary requirements. Students need to check with their faculty advisor about additional requirements for their major.

Freshman Year

 Fall Semester
  • BIOL 1201 General Biology/Organisms*
  • CHEM 1107 Principles of Chemistry I
  • MATH 1401 Calculus I
  • PSYCH 1101 Introduction to Psychology

Spring Semester
  • BIOL 1202 General Biology/Cell*
  • CHEM 1108 Principles of Chemistry II
  • MATH 1411 Calculus II
  • ENGL 1201 Core English I
  • SOC 1101 Introduction to sociology

*BIOL 1201 and BIOL 1202 may be taken during sophomore year.

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • CHEM 2313 Organic Chemistry I
  • PHYS 1701 General Physics I or PHYS 1705 Principles of Physics I
  • PHYS 1811 Physics Laboratory I or PHYS 1815 Physic Laboratory
    and Data Analysis I
  • ENGL 1202 Core English II
  • PHIL 1130 Biomedical ethics

Spring Semester
  • CHEM 2314 Organic Chemistry II
  • PHYS 1702 General Physics II or PHYS 1706 Principles of Physics II
  • PHYS 1812 Physics Laboratory II or PHYS 1816 Physics Laboratory
    and Data Analysis II
  • MATH 2111 Statistics for Science majors

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • CHEM 3512 Elements of Biochemistry with lab
  • Take courses towards the chemistry major

Spring Semester
  • Take courses towards the chemistry major

All courses listed above should be taken before the MCATS

CHEM 4891-4894 Chemistry Research - Students should also take 2-4 credits of Chemistry Research during this time

Senior Year

Courses to take

By senior year, chemistry majors should make sure all pre-medical requirements have been met if following the Health Professions recommended curriculum. Students should consult with their academic advisor about additional requirements for the chemistry major. The following recommended courses will also help ease students into the medical or dental school curriculum.

See Dr. Moldow for additional information about applying to health professional schools.

Fall Semester
  • For dental students, take a sculpture course (e.g., AART 1219 or AART 1229)
  • Take courses towards the chemistry major

Spring Semester
  • Take courses towards the chemistry major


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