Courses

Here is a guide of recommended courses to take in preparation for medical school. This is not an exhaustive list. It is important to also check directly with the programs you wish to apply in order to view their specific course requirements. 

Commonly Required Courses

Biology—1 year

Most medical schools require 1 year of biology with lab. 

Chemistry with Lab — 1 year

Most medical schools require 1 year of general chemistry with lab.

Organic Chemistry with Lab — 1 year

Most medical schools require 1 year of organic chemistry with lab.

English — 1 year

Most medical schools require 1 year of english. It is recommended to take both UN 1015 and HU 3015. 

Physics with Lab — 1 year

Most medical schools require 1 year of physics with lab. Students can choose either College Physics or University Physics to meet this requirement.

Biochemistry — 1 semester

Most medical schools require 1 semester of upper level biochemistry. Additional biochemistry is recommended (see below).

Mathematics — 1 semester

Most medical schools require 1 semester of college math. It is recommended to take up to the calculus level, either MA 1135, MA 1161 or MA 1160.

Behavioral Sciences-1 semester to 1 Year

Most medical schools require at least 1 semester of behavioral sciences. For MCAT preparation, it is recommended to take both courses.

Other Recommended Courses 

Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Lab

It is recommended to take 1 year of anatomy and physiology to prepare for the MCAT.

Biochemistry

An additional semester of upper level biochemistry is recommended to prepare for the MCAT. 

Humanities

Most medical schools recommend at least 1 semester of humanities. Here are some good options:

Upper Level Biology Courses

Most medical schools require or recommend at least 1 upper level biology course. The following courses are recommended to meet this requirement and can help with MCAT preparation:

Statistics

Most medicals schools either require or recommend 1 semester of statistics. This is also recommended to prepare for the MCAT.