Prerequisites for Health Professions Graduate Programs

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Please Note: These guides should be used as a general reference only. Schools differ in their requirements so you should verify these prerequisites with the school of your choice.

  • Biology 1 Cells & Organisms (BIO 13) w/ LabOffered: Fall
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Biology 2 Organisms & Population (BIO 14) w/ LabOffered: Spring
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Chemistry 1 Chemical Fundamentals (CHEM 1) w/ Lab Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Chemistry 2 Chemical Principles (CHEM 2) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Organic Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry (CHEM 51) w/ 0.5 credit lab (CHEM 53)Offered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Organic Chemistry 2 Organic Chemistry (CHEM 52) w/ 0.5 credit lab (CHEM 54)Offered: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: Dental, Veterinary

    Biochemistry Biochemistry & Cellular Metabolism (BIO 152/CHEM 171)
    BIO 152Offered: Spring, Summer
    CHEM 171Offered: Spring
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental (required rarely), Veterinary

    Physics 1 Introductory Physics (PHY 1) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Physics 2 Introductory Physics (PHY 2) w/ LabOffered: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

    Anatomy 1 Gross Anatomy (OTS 102/BIO 4) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: None

    Physiology 1 Physiology (OTS 101/BIO 9) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: None

    Statistics Offered through Math, Biology, Psychology, Economics departments
    Prerequisite: Medical (strongly suggested)

    Psychology Intro., Developmental, Abnormal, etc.
    Prerequisite: Medical (suggested)

    Nutrition Human Nutrition (NUTR 101)Offered: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: None

    Microbiology Microbiology w/ Lab (BIO 106)Offered: Spring
    Prerequisite: Veterinary (required by some)

    Genetics General Genetics (BIO 41) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: Veterinary (required by some)

    Calculus 1 Intro. to Calculus (MATH 30)Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: Medical (rarely required), Dental (rarely required), Veterinary (rarely required)

  • Prerequisites below use the following abbreviations:

    • PT stands for "Physical Therapist"
    • OT stands for "Occupational Therapist"
    • PA stands for "Physician Assistant"
    • NP stands for "Nurse Practitioner"

    Biology 1 Cells & Organisms (BIO 13) w/ LabOffered: Fall
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, PA*, NP*

    Biology 2 Organisms & Population (BIO 14) w/ LabOffered: Spring
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, PA*, NP*

    Chemistry 1 Chemical Fundamentals (CHEM 1) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, PA*, NP*

    Chemistry 2 Chemical Principles (CHEM 2) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, PA*, NP*

    Organic Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry (CHEM 51) w/ 0.5 credit lab (CHEM 53)Offered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT* (some), OT* (some), PA* (some)

    Organic Chemistry 2 Organic Chemistry (CHEM 52) w/ 0.5 credit lab (CHEM 54)Offered: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT* (some), OT* (some), PA* (some)

    Biochemistry Biochemistry & Cellular Metabolism (BIO 152/CHEM 171)
    BIO 152 Offered: Spring, Summer
    CHEM 171 - Offered: Spring
    Prerequisite: None

    Physics 1 Introductory Physics (PHY 1) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT*, PA*

    Physics 2 Introductory Physics (PHY 2) w/ Lab - Offered: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT*, PA*

    Anatomy 1 Gross Anatomy (OTS 102/BIO 4) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, PA*, NP*

    Physiology 1 Physiology (OTS 101/BIO 9) w/ LabOffered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, PA*, NP*

    StatisticsOffered through Math, Biology, Psychology, Economics departments
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, NP*

    Psychology Intro., Developmental, Abnormal, etc.
    Prerequisite: PT*, OT*, NP*

    Nutrition Human Nutrition (NUTR 101)Offered: Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: NP*

    Microbiology Microbiology w/ Lab (BIO 106)Offered: Spring
    Prerequisite: NP*

    Genetics General Genetics (BIO 41) w/ Lab - Offered: Fall, Summer
    Prerequisite: None

    Calculus 1 Intro. to Calculus (MATH 30)Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Prerequisite: None