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  • Chemistry Majors and Medical School

    With 34 credits of electives, the core chemistry major is a great choice for students who want to design a custom program to prepare for medical school.

    Chemistry majors take all chemistry, physics, and mathematics courses required for admission to medical school, but biology courses must be added in some degree programs. Although strictly speaking only two semesters of biology are required by many medical schools, at least three 100-level courses should be taken for the best chance of success and the greatest range of opportunities.


    • BY 110 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology(4 cr)
    • BY 111 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr)
    • BY 112 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr)

    The courses above, as well as the 200-level courses in chemistry and physics, should all be completed before taking the MCAT exams.

    There are also other chemistry and biology courses which will enhance your preparedness for the mandatory entrance examinations. These are listed below:


    • CE 310 Biochemistry (4 cr)
    • CE 452 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr)
    • BY 223 General Microbiology (4 cr)
    • BY 423 Genetics (4 cr)

    Please note that the biochemistry concentration degree includes many of the courses listed above.