Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Preparation for Medical School

 

Course Discipline

Required or recommended

Clarification

Recommended PUC course(s)

Alternate PUC Course(s)

General Biology

One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). BIOL 10100/10200  

General Chemistry

One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). CHM 11500/11600  

Organic Chemistry

One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). CHM 25500/25501 and CHM 25600/25601 CHM 26505/26300 and CHM 26605/26400

Physics

One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). PHYS 22000/22100 PHYS 15200/25100

Math

Varies; Math through calculus generally required or recommended.  Some schools may require one year (6 semester hrs) college math. Consult MSAR Admission requirements for specific school requirements. MA 22300/22400 MA 16300/16400

English

One year (6-semester hours) required (most) Specifics may vary, but one year is generally required, sometimes including distribution of writing and literature courses. ENGL 10400/10500 ENGL 10800

Humanities and Soc. Sci

Select courses of interest that will demonstrate interest in a well-rounded education Some schools may have recommended distributions of these courses. Consult individual schools for specific prereqs. PSY 12000 and SOC 10000  Please see advisor for more options

Biochemistry

Varies; One semester (3 hrs) strongly recommended A rigorous course that integrates underlying principles in physics, chemistry, and biology is good preparation for the MCAT. CHM 33300  

Physiology

Varies; One semester (3 hrs) strongly recommended Some schools prefer a vertebrate, animal, or advanced physiology course; A rigorous course that integrates underlying principles in physics, chemistry, and biology is good preparation for the MCAT. BIOL 35700  

Genetics

Varies; One semester (3 hrs) sometimes required or strongly recommended Should include Classical (Mendelian) and molecular genetics. BIOL 24400/24401  

Molecular or Cell Biology

Varies; One semester (3 hrs) sometimes required or strongly recommended A rigorous course is good preparation for MCATs. BIOL 24300  
         
   

ALWAYS CONSULT MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS (MSAR) FOR SCHOOL-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS