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 in the fall of which you are applying. 

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

Required Courses

  • Biology with lab: 1 course (Genetics does not fulfill this requirement) 
  • Human anatomy with lab: 1 course (comparative anatomy may not be substituted)
  • Human physiology: 1 course (animal physiology or kinesiology may not be substituted)
    • Anatomy & Physiology combination classes will be accepted but we require two combination courses to fulfill the requirements
  • Microbiology with lab: 1 course
  • Organic chemistry with lab: 1 course (general chemistry may not be substituted)
  • Biochemistry: 1 course
  • Psychology: 1 course
  • Statistics: 1 course
  • Medical Terminology: 1 course Note: An 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 2.27.24