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Applying to Medical, Dental or Veterinary School

In addition to the core medical science courses: biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, you must complete or have completed the following:

  • One year of college math (through calculus). Calculus or statistics are prerequisites for some medical schools.
  • One year of college English. This requirement can be satisfied by taking one expository writing course and a second English course, such as English literature.
  • If you need additional credits, you may take other relevant courses if you have completed the required premedical courses with honors grades during the past three to five years. See our courses in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, and physics.

    Search For Courses

    To find courses that apply toward the premedical field, use DCE Course Search and Registration:
    • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in Premedical Program.”
    • Click “Explore Program” in the next panel.
  • While courses in psychology and sociology are not requirements at most medical schools, they can be helpful preparation for the MCAT.  

For information on the prerequisite courses for allopathic medical schools, visit the Association for American Medical College’s website.

For information on the prerequisite courses for osteopathic medical schools, visit the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

For information on the prerequisite courses for dental schools, visit the American Dental Education Association.

For more information on the prerequisite courses for veterinary school, visit the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.