Coursework

The courses listed below meet the course requirements of many health professional programs.

These are intended to provide a foundation in subject areas relevant to the student’s intended health professional program and its corresponding entrance exam.  It is the student’s responsibility to research the academic requirements for specific schools of interest, and work with their advisors to determine an appropriate course of study.

Common Courses

A typical course of study may include the following:

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • 1 semester of Genetics and Molecular Biology with lab
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (Calculus and Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 2 semesters of behavioral sciences (Psychology and Sociology)
  • Additional science, behavioral science, social science and humanities coursework

Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology with lab
  • Biochemistry or Microbiology with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (Calculus & Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of English
  • Additional behavioral science, social science and humanities coursework

Please refer to the Official Guide to Dental Schools (ADEA) website, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology with lab
  • Biochemistry or Microbiology with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (Calculus & Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of English
  • Psychology

Please refer to the Schools and Colleges of Optometry Admissions Requirements (ASCO) website, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of A&P with labs
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (incl. Statistics)
  • Additional coursework across disciplines is often required or recommended (e.g. Psychology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, English, Spanish, Medical Terminology, etc.)

Please refer to the Physician Assistant Education Association Program Directory (PAEA) website, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

 

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology with lab
  • Biochemistry with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (Calculus & Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of English
  • 2 semesters of behavioral sciences (Psychology & Sociology)

Please refer to the Podiatric Medical College Information Book (AACPM) website, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (Calculus & Statsistics)
  • 2 semesters of English
  • Additional science, behavioral science, social science and humanities coursework

Please refer to the Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (AAVMC) website, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

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