Apr 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Medical Studies: Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry and Veterinary Medicine Concentration

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Pre-professional adviser: Ann Selva

Pre-Medical Studies Concentration Adviser: Keith Berven

Academic Advising: Interested students should consult with the Pre-Medical Advising Office, the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office or a Department Biological Sciences faculty adviser for counseling and assistance in planning their academic programs.

The concentration in Pre-Medical Studies is designed to provide students with a framework for planning pre-medical studies (medicine, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine). The concentration satisfies the minimum admission requirements for most medical and health programs and provides background for the science portion of the standardized aptitude tests: medical (MCAT), dental (DAT), optometry (OAT) and veterinary (VCAT or GRE). This concentration does not constitute a major. Students must elect a major from those offered by the university.

Pre-Medical Studies: Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry and Veterinary Medicine Concentration:

1. Biology Requirements (24 credits total)

Note: Professional school admission requirements may vary. Students should research current requirements and consult with an advisor before selecting elective courses.

Additional Biology credits up to 24:

4. Mathematics requirements


Pre-optometry concentration students must take 12 credits of mathematics including one statistics course (STA 2220 , STA 2226 , or STA 2222 ). Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Concentration students are advised to take two courses in the behavioral/social sciences (PSY 1000  and SOC 1000  recommended) and one in ethics (PHL 1300  or PHL 1310  recommended).

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