Typical Four Year PreMed Program

Suggested courses for pre-med student highlighted in blue

Semester 1
IB150 or MCB 150 (4 hrs.)
CHEM 102/103 (4 hrs.) or 202/203 (5hrs.)
MATH 115 (3 hrs.) or 220 (5 hrs.)
or 221 (4 hrs.) or RHET 105 (4 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or elective (1-3 hrs.)

Total 13-16 hrs.

Semester 2
IB150 or MCB 150 (4 hrs.)
CHEM 104/105 (4 hrs.) or 204/205 (5 hrs.)
MATH 220 (5 hrs.) or 221 (4 hrs.)
or STAT 212 (3 hrs.) or RHET 105 (4 hrs.)
  Gen. Ed. or NPL1 (1-4 hrs.)
Total 14-16 hrs.

Semester 3
IB 203 – Ecology - advanced composition (4 hrs.)
IB 204 – Genetics (4 hrs.)
CHEM 232 (4 hrs.)
STAT 212 (3 hrs.) , Gen Ed.3 (3-4 hrs.)
   or NPL (3-5 hrs.)
Total 13-17 hrs.

Semester 4
IB 202 – Physiology (4 hrs.)
IB 302 – Evolution (4 hrs.)

Chem 233 (2 hrs.)
STAT 212 (3 hrs.) , Gen Ed. (3-4 hrs.)
   or NPL (3-5 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.

Semester 5
PHYS 101 (5 hrs.)

Adv IB course (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 360
MCB 450 (3 hrs.)
  Gen Ed., NPL or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.

Semester 6
PHYS 102 (5 hrs.)

Adv IB course (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 361
Gen Ed. or NPL (3-5 hrs.)
  Gen Ed. or elective (1-3 hrs.)
Total 14-16 hrs.

Semester 7

Adv. IB course2 e.g. IB 329 (3 hrs.)

Adv IB course (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 426
Gen Ed. or elective (3 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or elective (3 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.

Semester 8

Adv IB course (3-5 hrs.) e.g. IB 433
Adv IB course(3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 485

  Gen. Ed. or elective (3 hrs.)
  Gen. Ed. or elective (3 hrs.)

Total 14-17 hrs.

1NPL = Non Primary Language
2Selected from Lists of Approved Area Courses and Additional Approved IB Courses

3At least one course each in psychology and sociology should be taken. Three social/behavioral science courses (2 in the same area) are recommended.

NOTE: Medical schools require grades of C or better in all prerequisite coursework. AP and proficiency credits are not always accepted by medical schools to fulfill prerequisite requirements.

Please note, this is only a guide, many factors affect the sequencing of courses, including, but not limited to:

  • Beginning with CHEM 101 or Math 115
  • Starting IB late