Major in Chemistry, Concentration in Pre-Medicine

This concentration is intended for Chemistry majors who aspire to attend medical school, dental school, or veterinary school after completing their undergraduate degree. The concentration is a means to ensure that students have the best possible academic preparation and advising as they prepare for these post-graduate programs. The Pre-Medical Concentration requirements include courses that are not part of the Chemistry major but are designated as core prerequisites for these professional schools as well as some additional courses that are not part of the core prerequisites but are strongly recommended. The concentration curriculum also includes a one-credit seminar taken during the sophomore or junior year that is designed to familiarize students with the requirements for admission to medical, dental, and veterinary schools. The seminar helps students develop personal plans for fulfilling these requirements so that they have the best possible chance of admission to post-graduate study. A first-year seminar targeted at pre-medical students is offered, but not required, for completion of the concentration.

Requirements for a Major in Chemistry, Concentration in Pre-Medicine

Requirements for a Major in Chemistry

Core(46 credits)
CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
CH-201
CH-202
Organic Chemistry I (lecture)
and Organic Chemistry II (lecture)
6
CH-203
CH-204
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CH-301
CH-302
Physical Chemistry I (Lecture Only)
and Physical Chemistry II (Lecture Only)
6
CH-260Chemistry Literature Seminar1
CH-303Physical Chemistry Laboratory I2
CH-210Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods5
CH-475Chemistry Seminar2
Plus a minimum of 12 credits at the 300 level or above, at least one of which must be a lab course. Internships and Independent Study may contribute no more than 3 credits toward this requirement.12
Ancillary Courses(16 credits)
MA-200
MA-201
Calculus I
and Calculus II
8
PY-241
PY-242
Physics I (Mechanics)
and Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
8
Total Credits62

Pre-Medical Concentration Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the Chemistry Major, the following are required:

BI-140Introduction to Organismal Biology4
BI-141Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
BI-211Pre-Medical Seminar: Preparing for a Career in Medicine1
BI-203Genetics4
CH-410Biochemistry I4
Total Credits17
 

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
CH-120 General Chemistry I 4
BI-140 Introduction to Organismal Biology 4
EN-101 College Writing I 3
MA-200 Calculus I 4
LASCFirst Year Seminar (FYS) 3
 Credits18
Semester Two
CH-121 General Chemistry II 4
BI-141 Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
EN-102 College Writing II 3
MA-201 Calculus II 4
LASCElective 3
 Credits18
Year Two
Semester Three
BI-211 Pre-Medical Seminar: Preparing for a Career in Medicine 1
CH-201 Organic Chemistry I (lecture) 3
CH-203 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CH-210 Chemical Analysis: an Introduction to Modern Methods 5
PY-241 Physics I (Mechanics) 4
 Credits15
Semester Four
BI-203 Genetics 4
CH-202 Organic Chemistry II (lecture) 3
CH-204 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
CH-260 Chemistry Literature Seminar 1
PY-242 Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics) 4
LASCElective 3
 Credits17
Year Three
Semester Five
CH-301 Physical Chemistry I (Lecture Only) 3
CH-303 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CH-3XX+Chemistry Upper Level Elective 3-4
LASCElective 3
LASCElective 3
 Credits14-15
Semester Six
CH-302 Physical Chemistry II (Lecture Only) 3
CH-3XX+Chemistry Upper Level Elective 3-4
LASCElective 3
LASCElective 3
LASCElective 3
 Credits15-16
Year Four
Semester Seven
CH-410 Biochemistry I 4
CH-475 Chemistry Seminar 2
LASCElective 3
SELECTAdditional Science or Math 3-4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Eight
CH-3XX+Chemistry Upper Level Elective 3-4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits124-128