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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Premedical Sciences, B.S.

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For the student who is serious about a career in medicine, the Premedical Sciences major includes all of the general academic requirements necessary for admission into Medical School (allopathic and osteopathic), Physician Assistant, Veterinary, Optometry, Pharmacy, Dental, and Chiropractic schools. Students take a holistic approach, and explore medicine from an ethical, psychological, and sociological perspective, in addition to a strong scientific foundation. This major emphasizes core competencies that are increasingly valued by pre-professional programs; scientific inquiry, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and written communication are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to engage in patient interactions through courses taught by physicians at local hospitals. Although preparation for medical schools is the focus of this degree, graduates of Premedical Sciences would be fully prepared to enter into the workforce as laboratory technicians, research specialists, pharmaceutical representatives, and biotechnologists, among many other biology-related careers.

Premedical Sciences, B.S. Learning Outcomes  

Degree Requirements

Institutional Degree Requirements  

Program-Specific Degree Requirements: To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Premedical Sciences must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

General Education Requirements

First Year Seminar

Foundations Requirements

Communication course:

Advanced Communication course:

Quantitative Fluency:

Choose 3 credits of the following Global Citizenship courses:

Students have the option to complete this requirement by successfully completing 6 credits of the same foreign language.

Disciplinary Perspectives

Choose 3 credits of the following Arts courses:

Social and Behavioral Sciences course:

Natural and Physical Sciences course:

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement, except for Education majors. The waiver applies to the requirement for graduation but does not waive the credits to graduate; students need to meet the overall bachelor’s degree credit requirement.

Required Courses

Upper Division Science Electives

Students must complete 11-12 credits of elective courses within the following science upper division courses. Depending on the requirements for acceptance into their professional education of choice, the students will discuss with their academic advisor which courses should be prioritized for their preparation.

General Elective Courses

Students must complete 10-13 credits of free elective courses. Additional credits hours of the student’s choice can be earned towards the degree. Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor prior to enrollment to ensure meeting the requirements for their preprofessional degree of choice.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Spring Semester (17-18 credits)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Spring Semester (15-17 credits)

Junior Year

Fall Semester (14 credits)

Spring Semester (14 credits)

Senior Year

Fall Semester (17 credits)

Spring Semester (14 credits)

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