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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Premedicine

University Park, Eberly College of Science (P M)

PROFESSOR RONALD A. MARKLE, 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.

In order to be eligible for entrance to the Premedicine major, a student must have: 1) attained at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average; and 2) completed BIOL 110 GN(4), CHEM 110 GN(3), and MATH 140 GQ(4), and earned a grade of C or better in each of these courses.

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), BIOL 230W GN(4); CHEM 110 GN(3), CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), CHEM 210(3)[1], CHEM 212(3)[1], CHEM 213(2)[1]; MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4); PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4)[1], PHYS 213 GN(2)[1] and PHYS 214 GN(2)[1].
b. The first year of an accredited medical or dental postgraduate program.

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

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(18 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 99 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 (53 credits)
BIOL 110 GN(4)[1], BIOL 110 230W GN(4)[1], CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1)[1], CHEM 112 GN(3)[1], CHEM 113 GN(1)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], NUTR 251(3)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
H P A 101(3), PHIL 432(3) (Sem: 1-6)
CHEM 210(3)[1], CHEM 212(3)[1], CHEM 213(2)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
PHYS 211 GN(4)[1], PHYS 212 GN(4)[1], PHYS 213 GN(2)[1], and PHYS 214 GN(2)[1] (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16-20 credits)
Select 4-5 credits from BIOL 220W GN(4), BIOL 240W GN(4), MICRB 201(3)/MICRB 202(2) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3-4 credits from CMPSC 101 GQ(3), CMPSC 121 GQ(3), STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 4-5 credits[1] from BIOL 421(4), BIOL 437(4), BIOL 472(3)/BIOL 473(2), MICRB 412(3)/422(2) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 5-6 credits[1] from B M B 400(2-3), B M B 401(3), B M B 402(3); or CHEM 450(3), CHEM 452(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (26-30 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 18-30 credits from program list (A maximum of 12 credits of Independent Study [296, 496] may be applied toward credits for graduation. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (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 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-07-147

Review Date: 4/10/01

UCA Revision #1: 8/9/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07

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Publications updated faculty in charge: 7/17/09