Typical Four Year PreMed Program

Suggested courses for pre-med students highlighted in orange

Semester 1
IB 150 or MCB 150 (4 hrs.)
CHEM 102/103 (4 hrs.)
MATH 115 (3 hrs.) or 220 (5 hrs.)
or 221 (4 hrs.) or RHET 105 (4 hrs.)
PSYC 1003 or SOC 1003 (4 hrs.)
Total 15-17 hrs.
Semester 2
IB 150 or MCB 150 (4 hrs.)
CHEM 104/105 (4 hrs.)
MATH 220 (5 hrs.) or 221 (4 hrs.)
or STAT 212 (3 hrs.) or RHET 105 (4 hrs.)
PSYC 1003 or SOC 1003, or LOTE1 (4 hrs.)
Total 15-17 hrs.
Semester 3
IB 203 – Ecology-adv. composition (4 hrs.)
IB 204 – Genetics (4 hrs.)
CHEM 232 (4 hrs.)
Gen Ed. (3-4 hrs.)
Total 15-16 hrs.
Semester 4
IB 202 – Physiology (4 hrs.)
IB 302 – Evolution (4 hrs.)
Chem 233 (2 hrs.)
STAT 212 (3 hrs.) or Gen Ed. (3-4 hrs.)
Total 13-16 hrs.

Semester 5
PHYS 101 (5 hrs.)
Adv. IB course2 (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 303
Gen Ed. or LOTE1 or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Gen Ed. or LOTE1 or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Total 14-15 hrs.
Semester 6
PHYS 102 (5 hrs.)
Adv. IB course2 (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 361
Adv. IB course2 (3-4 hrs.) e.g. MCB 450
Gen Ed. or LOTE1 or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Total 14-15 hrs.
Semester 7
Adv. IB course2 (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 360
Adv. IB course2 (3-4 hrs.)
Elective (3 hrs.) e.g. Chem 332
Gen Ed. or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Total 12-16 hrs.
Semester 8
Adv. IB course2 (3-4 hrs.) e.g. IB 481
Gen. Ed. or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Gen. Ed. or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Gen. Ed. or elective (3-4 hrs.)
Total 12-16 hrs.

1LOTE = Language Other Than English (formerly foreign 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:

  • Research
  • Pursuing a minor
  • Beginning with CHEM 101 or Math 115
  • Starting IB late