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Pre-Med course catalog


2024-25 catalog


BRADLEY KENNEDY, Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., Creighton University

Most schools of medicine require at least a Bachelor of Arts degree of candidates seeking admission. Medical schools specify subject requirements in science, but, with these satisfied, will give consideration to the student who avoids specialization in the sciences in favor of a broader education.

The Augustana pre-medicine major is designed to provide a strong foundation in the sciences, to satisfy the entrance requirements of most medical schools, and to prepare students for the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). It allows for a wide choice of electives in accordance with the student's own interest. Since admission to medical school is based on many factors, the student is encouraged to work closely with the advisor while enrolled at Augustana.

NOTE: A student majoring in Pre-Medicine may not also major in Biology.

MAJOR IN PRE-MEDICINE. 52 credits, including the following:

Biology (16 credits): BIOL-130, BIOL-140, BIOL-250, BIOL-360 or BIOL-362.

Chemistry (20 credits): CHEM-131, CHEM-132; CHEM-321, CHEM-322; CHEM-441.

Behavioral Science (4 credits): PSYC 100.

Social Science (4 credits): SOAN 101 or SOAN 102.

Physics (8 credits): PHYS-151, PHYS-152, or PHYS-211, PHYS-212.

Math index score of 920 or successful completion of MATH 140 with a grade of C or higher.

Senior Inquiry (4 credits) - any college-approved SI experience is acceptable; consult with your pre-medicine advisor in advance for authorization of SI experiences.

Some schools of medicine may require the following courses: 8 credits American, English or world literature, statistics PSYC 240, Biochemistry II CHEM-442 or Calculus I MATH-160, and additional courses in social and behavioral sciences.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.