Course Prerequisites

General Information - All prerequisite coursework must be:

  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada.
  • Completed no later than fall semester of the year of application. Note: No more than two prerequisite courses may be in process or planned at the time of the application. 

*We will accept pass/no pass for any course taken between January and May of 2020

Required Courses

  • Biology with lab: 4 credit hours (Genetics does not fulfill this requirement) 
  • Human anatomy with lab: 4 credit hours (comparative anatomy may not be substituted)
  • Human physiology: 3 credit hours (animal physiology or kinesiology may not be substituted)
    • Anatomy & Physiology combination classes will be accepted but we require a minimum of 7 credits and at least 1 lab. 
  • Microbiology with lab: 3 credit hours
  • Organic chemistry with lab: 4 credit hours (general chemistry may not be substituted)
  • Biochemistry: 3 credit hours
  • Psychology: 3 credit hours
  • Statistics: 3 credit hours
  • Medical Terminology: 1 credit hour Note: Online certificate course is acceptable but you must upload proof of completion to CASPA.

AP Prerequisite Coursework

  • May be accepted towards program prerequisites if courses are listed as AP coursework on a CASPA verified transcript from a regionally accredited university in the United States or Canada
  • Will not be accepted towards prerequisite courses that require a lab unless you take the lab in college.  

Online Prerequisite Coursework

Beginning in the 2023-2024 application cycle, all online lectures and labs will be accepted. 


**Updated 11.3.22