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College of Arts and Sciences > Biology and Chemistry > Preprofessional for Medicine and Biomedical Research > Program of Study

Sample Pre-Professional Program of Study



Biology major with chemistry minor, 143 total credit hours
 

Year One
Fall Semester Hrs Area
Math 211 Calculus I 4 II
Biol 211 General Biology I 4 III
Chem 211 General Chemistry I 3 III
Chem 215 Chemistry Lab I 2 III
Engl 111 Freshman Composition I 3 I
Indp 135 First Year Experience* (Pre-Fall 1 week session) 3  
Total Hrs 19  
Spring Semester
Math 252 Calculus II 4 II
Biol 212 General Biology II 4 III
Chem 212 General Chemistry II 3 III
Chem 216 Chemistry Lab II 2 III
Engl 112 Freshman Composition II 3 I
PE University Requirement (PE) 1 VI
Total Hrs 17
Summer
CS 101 Living with Computers 3
Year Two
Fall Semester    
Phys 291 Calculus Physics I 5 III
Biol 302 Animal Structure & Funct 4 III
Chem 341 Organic Chemistry I 4 III
  University Core 3 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 16  
Spring Semester    
Phys 292 Calculus Physics II 5 III
Biol 300 Genetics 4 III
Chem 342 Organic Chemistry II 4 III
  University Core 3 I, IV, or V
  University Core (PE) 1 VI
Total Hrs 17  
Year Three
Fall Semester    
Biol 301 General Microbiology 4 III
Chem 481 Biochemistry I 4 III
Biol 331 Human A&P I 4 III
Chem 321 Quantitative Analysis 3 III
  University Core 3 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 18  
Spring Semester    
Biol 303 Plant Structure & Funct 4 III
Chem 482 Biochemistry II 4 III
Biol 332 Human A&P II 4 III
  University Core 3 I, IV, or V
  University Core 3 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 18  
Year Four
Fall Semester Hrs Area†
For 340 Quantitative Methods 3 III
Biol 423 Molecular & Cell Biology 4 III
  Biology Elective 4 III
  University Core (Literature) 3 VI
  University Requirement (language) 4 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 18  
Spring Semester Hrs Area †
  Biology Elective 4 III
  Biology Elective 4 III
Biol 492 Senior Project 3 III
  University Core 3 I, IV, or V
  University Requirement (language) 4 I, IV, or V
Total Hrs 17  

*Indp 135: First Year Experience    3 credit hrs (freshman only)

Required Proficiency Courses
(Can waive, if demonstrated proficiency through examination.)

  • Computer Science    3 credit hrs
  • Language 8 credit hrs

University Core Requirements: 40 credit hrs total

  • Area I    Communications 9 credit hrs
  • Area II    Mathematics    3 credit hrs
  • Area III    Lab Sciences    8 credit hrs
  • Area IV    Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 - 9 credit hrs
  • Area V    Humanities and Fine Arts 6 - 9 credit hrs
    Area IV and V must total 15 hrs
  • Area VI    Other university requirements    5 credit hrs (literature and P.E.)
  • Highlands B.S. requirements    128 total credit hrs; 51 credit hrs at 300- or 400- level

For more information, contact:
Ben S. Nelson, DVM
Highlands Biology Discipline Coordinator and Preprofessional Adviser
505.454.3305
E-mail

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