Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy Advising Program
104 Bowman Hall
The Pre-Medicine/Pre-Osteopathy Advising Program is a non-degree, pre-professional program that provides students with an opportunity to prepare for further medical training after completing their undergraduate degree. Students take courses that prepare them for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and coursework in medical school.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers advising non-degree programs for students who wish to pursue professional careers in a medical field, including medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. The curriculum in these pre-medical programs is designed to prepare students for advanced, professional study by providing a sound basis in biology and chemistry, physics and mathematics.
These advising programs meet the coursework requirements for admission to most medical schools, although admission requirements may differ per school. Students who wish to pursue a graduate medical program would be well advised to check carefully the admissions requirements of the professional schools they wish to enter. Students should also seek advice regularly from their faculty advisors.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Students must be admitted to a bachelor's degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences to declare this non-degree advising program. Students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or physics (all of which have their own pre-medicine/pre-osteopathy concentration), should not declare this program.
|BSCI 10120||BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB)||4|
|BSCI 30140||CELL BIOLOGY||4|
|BSCI 30156||ELEMENTS OF GENETICS||3|
|BSCI 30171||GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY||4|
|BSCI 30130||HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY||3|
|or BSCI 40430||ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY|
|CHEM 10060||GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)||4|
|or CHEM 10970||HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)|
|CHEM 10061||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)||4|
|or CHEM 10971||HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)|
|CHEM 10062||GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)||1|
|CHEM 10063||GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB)||1|
|CHEM 30284||INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|or CHEM 40245||BIOCHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE|
|CHEM 30475||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR)||1|
|CHEM 30476||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II||1|
|MATH 12002||ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)||4-5|
|or MATH 12021||CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES|
|MATH 12022||PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES||3|
|or MATH 30011||BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS|
|PSYC 11762||GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)||3|
|SOC 12050||INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)||3|
|Organic Chemistry Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I |
and BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
|ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I |
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
|Physics Electives, choose from the following:||10|
|GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) |
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
|GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) |
and GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||63|
- Students should consult with a faculty pre-medicine/pre-osteopathy advisor each semester for assistance in choosing classes, the appropriate sequencing of classes and to ensure entrance requirements for selected medical schools are being met.
- While individual medical or osteopathy schools may require a variety of additional courses, BSCI 30518 is recommended to strengthen a student's preparation for the MCAT.
- Students are encouraged, after consultation with a faculty pre-medicine and pre-osteopathy advisor, to select from the following Kent Core and general elective courses to help prepare for a career in medicine:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3 ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3 ECON 42086 ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 3 PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3 PSYC 40111 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 PSYC 41363 BIOPSYCHOLOGY 3 SOC 42563 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE 3