These courses meet the requirements for most medical schools (MD, DO, DPM) and for preparation for the MCAT.  Medical schools generally do not accept AP credit or on-line courses for these required courses. Be sure to check each medical school’s requirements.

Medical School Academic Preparation (PDF)

One year General Chemistry with Labs

CHEM 200   General Chemistry
Prerequisites: Knowledge of introductory chemistry as demonstrated by completion of CHEM 100 with a grade of C or better, or satisfaction of the Entry-Level Mathematics requirement and qualification on the Chemistry Department Placement Examination.

CHEM 201   General Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHEM 200 or 202 with grade of C or better
One year of Organic Chemistry with Labs

CHEM 232/232L    Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHEM 201 with grade of C or better and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 232L

CHEM 432/432L    Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 232 with a grade of C or better and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 432L

 

One semester of Biochemistry

CHEM 365   Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology
Prerequisites: BIOL 203, 203L and CHEM 232, 232L
One year of Biology with Labs

BIOL 203/203L   Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology
Prerequisite: CHEM 200 and satisfaction of the English placement test requirement

BIOL 204/204L   Principles of Organismal Biology
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the English placement test requirement. Recommended completion of BIOL 203/203L

 

One year of Physics with Labs

PHYS 180A/182A  Fundamentals of Physics I/Lab
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Entry-level Mathematics requirement. Recommended concurrent registration in PHYS 182A

PHYS 180B/182B  Fundamentals of Physics II/Lab
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Entry-level Mathematics requirement,  PHYS 180A.  Recommended concurrent registration in PHYS 182B

OR

PHYS 195/195L  Principles of Physics/Lab
Prerequisites: High school physics or PHYS 180A. MATH with a minimum grade of C

PHYS 196/196L  Principles of Physics/Lab
Prerequisites: PHYS 195. MATH 151

 

One year of Math and Statistics*

MATH 124  Calculus for Life Sciences
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Entry-level Mathematics requirement

OR

MATH 150  Calculus I
Prerequisites: Knowledge of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as demonstrated by either (1) satisfactory completions of MATH 141 with a grade of C (2.0) or above; or (2) satisfaction of the Entry-Level Mathematics requirement and qualification on the Mathematics Departmental Precalculus Proficiency Examination. Proof of completion of prerequisites required.

STATS 250   Statistical Principles and Practices
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the Entry-level Mathematics requirement

OR

BIOL 215    Biostatistics
Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent registration in BIOL 203, 203L, or 204, 204L and MATH 124
*Other statistics courses may also meet this requirement.  Check with HPAO.

 

One year of English

RWS 100   College Composition
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the SDSU writing competency requirement

RWS 200  Intermediate Composition
Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the SDSU writing competency requirement, RWS 100

 

Courses of interest to pre-medical students (Be sure to check pre-requisites.)

PSY 101*        Introductory Psychology
SOC 101*        Introductory Sociology: Study of Society
SOC 102*        Introduction to Social Problems
BIOL 212*      Human Anatomy
*Helpful for MCAT 2015

 

  BIOL 215   Biostatistics
  BIOL 249   Careers in Health Professions
 BIOL 250A   Topics in Medicine
  BIOL 350   General Microbiology
  BIOL 352   Genetics and Evolution
  BIOL 474   Histology
  BIOL 485   Principles of Immunology
  BIOL 497   Research
  BIOL 585   Cell and Molecular Biology
  BIOL 554   Molecular Virology
  BIOL 576   Developmental  Biology
  BIOL 590   Physiology of Systems
  BIOL 436   Physiology Lab
  PHIL 330   Medical Ethics
    PH 305   Medical Care Organization and Delivery
    PH 362   International Health
   PSY 456   Psychology of Death and Bereavement