Admissions: Course Prerequisites

Required Courses

  • Biology with lab (1 semester or quarter)
  • Chemistry with lab (General or organic, 1 semester or quarter)
  • Life sciences additional courses (4 semesters or quarters, 2 must be upper level)
  • Humanities or social sciences (1 semester or quarter, upper level with an intensive writing requirement)

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Foreign language
  • Independent learning
  • Seminar courses with small group discussions
  • Social and behavioral sciences and humanities

For the most recent and detailed requirements, see the medical school admissions prerequisites page.