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Sample Course Path for the Premedical Program

The Premedical Program is a part-time program and is generally completed in two years.

You begin your studies in the fall or summer. Due to the scheduling of prerequisite courses, you are not able to begin in the spring.

* Medical school applicants: Students needing preparation for the MCAT should take CHEM E-17 and CHEM E-17L. While a second semester of organic chemistry remains a matriculation requirement at many medical schools, the content of the course is not necessary to prepare for the MCAT. Students wanting to further their foundation in organic chemistry, or those needing two semesters of organic chemistry for specific medical schools, can take CHEM E-27 either in the spring semester or in the application year. 

Recommended Path

While the program is individualized to meet the needs of the student, a typical curriculum may look like the following:

Year One

Fall:

  • PHYS E-1AX Physics I (Lecture) for 3 credits and PHYS E-1AXL Physics I (Lab) for 1 credit
  • CHEM E-1A General Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab) for 4 credits

Spring:

  • PHYS E-1BX Physics II (Lecture) for 3 credits and PHYS E-1BXL Physics II (Lab) for 1 credit
  • CHEM E-1B General Chemistry II (Lecture and Lab) for 4 credits

Year Two

Fall:

  • BIOS E-1A Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology for 4 credits
  • *CHEM E-17 Principles of Organic Chemistry for 3 credits
  • CHEM E-17L Principles of Organic Chemistry: Laboratory (to be taken in fall or spring, not both) for 2 credits

Spring:

  • BIOS E-1B Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology for 4 credits
  • BIOS E-10 Introduction to Biochemistry for 4 credits

Alternative Path

Alternately, a student may complete the premedical curriculum in a more compressed timeline. This approach is generally not recommended. Any student attempting to do so is strongly encouraged to discuss this option with an advisor in the Premedical Program.

Year One

Summer:

  • CHEM S-1AB General Chemistry for 8 credits

Fall:

  • PHYS E-1AX Physics I (Lecture) for 3 credits and PHYS E-1AXL Physics I (Lab) for 1 credit
  • BIOS E-1A Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology for 4 credits
  • *CHEM E-17 Principles of Organic Chemistry for 3 credits and CHEM E-17L Principles of Organic Chemistry: Lab for 2 credits

Spring:

  • PHYS E-1BX Physics II (Lecture) for 3 credits and PHYS E-1BXL Physics II (Lab) for 1 credit
  • BIOS E-1B Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology for 4 credits
  • BIOS E-10 Introduction to Biochemistry for 4 credits