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(Archive) Premedicine (P M)

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1999
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Premedicine (P M) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR ROBERT B. MITCHELL, in charge

This major provides a broad foundation necessary to the understanding of the basic subjects of modern medical studies. The curriculum, which offers a good balance between science and nonscience courses, constitutes an excellent preparation for admission to medical school. It also gives students the freedom to tailor the program to meet their individual needs by permitting a generous number of supporting courses. Specific admission requirements or recommendations of a particular medical school, not already in the required courses of the major, may be included among the supporting courses. Many students also use their supporting courses to pursue a minor.

For the B.S. degree in Premedicine, a minimum of 126 credits is required, with at least 18 credits at the 400 level.

THREE-YEAR ALTERNATIVE: A student may also become eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree in this major upon satisfactory completion of:
a. A total of 96 credits, including General Education credits in Writing/Speaking, Health Sciences and Physical Education, and Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences; 8 credits in a single foreign language; BIOL 110 GN(4), 230W GN(4); CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), 038(4), 039(3), 036(2); MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4); PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4).
b. The first year of an accredited medical or dental postgraduate program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(16 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 1 credit

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 98 credits
(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GHA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (54 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], 230W GN(4)[1], CHEM 012 GN(3)[1], 013 GN(3)[1], 014 GN(1)[1], 015 GN(1)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], 141 GQ(4)[1], NUTR 251 GHS(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
H P A 101(3), PHIL 432(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CHEM 038(4), 039(3), 036(2) (Sem: 3-4)
PHYS 201 GN(4), 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16-20 credits)
Select 4-5 credits from BIOL 220W GN(4), 240W GN(4), MICRB 201(3)/202(2) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CSE 103 GQ(4), STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 4-5 credits from BIOL 421(4), 437(4), 472(3)/473(2), MICRB 412(3)/422(2) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 5-6 credits from B M B 400(3), 401(2); B M B 401(2), 402(3); or CHEM 451(3), 452(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (22-26 credits)
Select 0-8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from program list to total 8 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 14-26 credits from program list (A maximum of 12 credits of Independent Study (296, 496) may be applied toward credits for graduation.) (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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