A minimum of 90 semester hours (3 years college work) from an accredited liberal arts and sciences college is required. However, to provide an opportunity for in-depth study, the completion of a college major or undergraduate degree is strongly recommended. Applicants are required to submit scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
The undergraduate program must include the following:
- Biology (with lab) 8-10 semester hours
Two semesters of general biology or physiology with laboratory will meet this requirement.
- General Chemistry (with lab) 8-10 semester hours
The requirement is for two semesters of general or inorganic chemistry. No substitutions will be accepted.
- Organic Chemistry (with lab) 8-10 semester hours
This requirement calls for a two-semester complete course in organic chemistry. No substitutions will be accepted.
- Physics (with lab) 8-10 semester hours
This should include a two-semester complete course in physics. No substitutions will be accepted.
- Humanities and/or Social Sciences 12-16 semester hours
To fulfill this requirement, broad introductory courses in at least four disciplines in the social sciences or humanities should be considered unless one of the social sciences or humanities is selected as the major field of study. Courses in the following may be used to fulfill this requirement: anthropology, art history, economics, geography, history, literature (English or foreign), music, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, speech, religion (general or comparative), and women's studies.
- English (Lit./Writing course) 3 semester hours
Students must complete a writing or literature course. Students are encouraged to take additional courses in this discipline.
- Math (Intro. Calculus or Statistics) 3 semester hours
This must include material through introductory calculus OR a course in statistics.
- Biochemistry 3 semester hours
- Genetics 3 semester hours