Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry/Pre-Optometry/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

The majority of the health professions schools expect the student to have successfully completed the following courses, preferably at a four-year college or university:

English: two semesters

General Chemistry with lab: two semesters

General Biology with lab: two semesters

Physics: two semesters

Organic Chemistry: two semesters


Students must also complete an entrance test (MCAT, GRE, DAT or OAT).

Many health professions schools require or strongly recommend other courses such as biochemistry, cell/molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, statistics, calculus, humanities, fine arts, and social science. Students who want to prepare themselves for admission to one of these professional programs should meet with a biology or chemistry advisor before planning their first semester schedule.