Curriculum

A Flexible Curriculum to Fit Your Needs

Our Post-Baccalaureate Premedical program enables qualified college graduates to take core and elective science and math courses that satisfy admission requirements for allopathic and osteopathic medicine, dentistry, podiatry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other professional programs. We also offer biochemistry and a full range of mathematics and behavioral science courses to aid students in preparing for the MCAT. 

The program is flexible to support students who need prerequisites, those who have completed most or all those prerequisites but need additional preparation, and students who wish to improve their academic record to become a more competitive professional school applicant.  

Our advisors can help you develop an individual plan customized to your needs. It is possible to repeat prerequisite courses if needed; we work with each student individually to determine whether a core course should be repeated based on the student’s goals, mastery of the material, and length of time since the course was taken initially. Each student’s program is individually tailored and may include both core courses and electives. 

Core Courses

Biology

General Biology I with lab
Credit Units: 4
Department: U29
Course Number: 101
Term: Fall, Summer

General Biology II with lab
Credit Units: 4
Department: U29
Course Number: 102
Term: Spring, Summer

Introduction to Biochemistry
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 406
Term: Fall, Spring

Chemistry

Introductory General Chemistry I PB
Credit Units: 3
Department: L07
Course Number: 125
Term: Fall

Introductory General Chemistry II PB
Credit Units: 3
Department: L07
Course Number: 126
Term: Spring

General Chemistry Laboratory II PB
Credit Units: 2
Department: L07
Course Number: 156
Term: Spring

Organic Chemistry I with Lab PB
Credit Units: 4
Department: L07
Course Number: 265
Term: Fall

Organic Chemistry II with Lab PB
Credit Units: 4
Department: L07
Course Number: 266
Term: Spring

Physics

General Physics I
Credit Units: 3
Department: L31
Course Number: 205
Term: Fall

General Physics I Lab
Credit Units: 1
Department: L31
Course Number: 205L
Term: Fall

General Physics II
Credit Units: 3
Department: L31
Course Number: 206
Term: Spring

General Physics II Lab
Credit Units: 1
Department: L31
Course Number: 206L
Term: Spring

Math

Calculus I
Credit Units: 3
Department: U20
Course Number: 155
Term: Fall, Spring

Calculus II
Credit Units: 3
Department: U20
Course Number: 156
Term: Spring, Summer

Applied Statistics
Credit Units: 3
Department: U20
Course Number: 205
Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Additional science courses 

Students who have completed the medical school prerequisites may pursue additional course work to build on that science foundation, enhance their MCAT preparation, and improve their overall competitiveness for medical school. 

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)
Credit Units: 5
Department: L86
Course Number: 322
Term: Fall

Advanced Physiology
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 4590
Term: Fall

Biology of Human Disease: Research, Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 4024
Term: Fall

Cell Biology and Its Molecular Foundation
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 472
Term: Fall

Biology of Aging
Credit Units: 3
Department: L41
Course Number: 4310
Term: Fall

Basic Cancer Biology
Credit Units: 3
Department: L41
Course Number: 4715
Term: Fall

Problem-Based Learning in the Biomedical Sciences
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 401
Term: Fall, Spring

Viruses and the Diseases They Cause
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 4022
Term: Fall

Immunology
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 4241
Term: Fall

The Neural Basis of Behavior
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 436
Term: Fall

The Biology of Membranes
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 4721
Term: Fall, Spring

Introduction to Microbiology (with lab)
Credit Units: 4
Department: L86
Course Number: 305
Term: Spring, Summer

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology II (with Lab)
Credit Units: 5
Department: L86
Course Number: 323
Term: Spring

Virology
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 438
Term: Spring

Modern Genetics
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 4391
Term: Spring, Summer

Advanced Wilderness Medicine
Credit Units: 3
Department: L86
Course Number: 4811
Term: Spring, Summer

Medical Imaging of the Human Body
Credit Units: 3
Department: L41
Course Number: 1103
Term: Spring

Advanced Cancer Biology
Credit Units: 3
Department: L41
Course Number: 4716
Term: Spring

Introduction to Human Disease and its Scientific Basis
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 342
Term: Spring

Introduction to Medical Histology
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 4029
Term: Spring

Introduction to Molecular Biology 
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 405
Term: Spring

Fundamentals of Parasitology
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 477
Term: Spring

Neuroscience: Sensory Systems
Credit Units: 3
Department: U29
Course Number: 478
Term: Spring

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry PB
Credit Units: 3
Department: L07
Course Number: 225
Term: Fall, Spring

Other Relevant non-science courses 

Behavioral and social sciences courses are also available along with classes with relevance to issues in healthcare. A sample of such courses includes: 

Introduction to Psychology
Credit Units: 3
Department: U09
Course Number: 100
Term: Fall, Spring

Biomedical Ethics
Credit Units: 3
Department: U86
Course Number: 233
Term: Fall, Spring

Health and Society
Credit Units: 3
Department: U86
Course Number: 509
Term: Fall

Suggested Schedule

Suggested Schedule 1 (beginning in fall)

1st Year (fall): 
General Chemistry I, General Chemistry Lab I, General Physics I with Lab, Calculus I (if needed)

1st Year (spring):
General Chemistry II, General Chemistry Lab II, General Physics II with Lab, Statistics (if needed)

1st Year (summer):
MedPrep, General Biology I with Lab, General Biology II with Lab

2nd Year (fall):
Organic Chemistry I with Lab, Psychology or Sociology (if needed), Biology elective (Cell Biology recommended)

2nd year (spring):
Organic Chemistry II with Lab, Biochemistry


Suggested Schedule II (beginning in summer)

1st Year (summer): 
General Biology I and II with Lab, MedPrep

1st Year (fall):
General Chemistry I with Lab, Physics I with Lab, Calculus (if needed)

1st Year (spring):
General Chemistry II with Lab, Physics II with Lab

2nd Year (summer):
Biology elective (Microbiology or Genetics recommended)
Psychology or Sociology (if needed)

2nd Year (fall):
Organic Chemistry I, Statistics (if needed)

2nd Year (spring):
Organic Chemistry II
Biochemistry