Health Professions Curriculum Guide

Pre-Professional Core-Curriculum

Biology

  • BIOL 112
  • BIOL 246

Chemistry

  • CHEM 110
  • CHEM 120 or 125
  • CHEM 210

Psychology

  • PSYC 101 OR PSYC 210

Math

  • MATH 260 or 261

Program-Specific Recommendations

Scroll to view the recommended courses for a specific program or simply select from our list below. Please note that these courses are to be added to the courses outlined in the Pre-Professional Core Curriculum.

Programs

Pre-Req = Required Pre-requisite
U of M DDS = Required for University of Michigan DDS
WSU SCM = Required for WSU SCM


Allopathic Medicine (MD), Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Dentistry (DDS)

Biology

  • BIOL 123
  • BIOL 322 U of M DDS
  • BIOL 370

Chemistry

  • CHEM 220Pre-Req
  • BIOL/CHEM 352Pre-Req

Physics

  • PHYS 150Pre-Req
  • PHYS 152Pre-Req
  • PHYS 210

Math

  • MATH 112 Pre-Req or MATH 110/111 Pre-Req

Composition/Literature

  • SEMN 1XXPre-Req

1-2 additional writing intensive humanities

Other

  • PHIL 105WSU SCM or PHIL 305WSU SCM
  • ANSO 103U of M DDS

Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine requires two upper level biology courses

Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Biology

  • BIOL 123
  • BIOL420
  • BIOL 322
  • BIOL 376

Chemistry

  • CHEM 220Pre-Req
  • BIOL/CHEM 352Pre-Req

Physics

  • PHYS 150Pre-Req
  • PHYS 152Pre-Req
  • PHYS 210

Math

  • MATH 112 Pre-Req or MATH 110/111 Pre-Req

Composition/Literature

  • SEMN 1XXPre-Req

Other

Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine program requires 1 advanced biology elective

Chiropractic

Biology

  • BIOL 123
  • BIOL 376

Chemistry

  • BIOL/CHEM 352

Physics

  • PHYS 150Pre-Req
  • PHYS 152Pre-Req
  • PHYS 210

Math

  • MATH 112 Pre-Req or MATH 110/111 Pre-Req

Other

Additional Social Science

Optometry & Podiatry

Biology

  • BIOL 123

Chemistry

  • CHEM 220
  • BIOL/CHEM 352Pre-Req

Psychology

1 additional for Optometry

Physics

  • PHYS 150Pre-Req
  • PHYS 152Pre-Req

Math

  • MATH 112 Pre-Req or MATH 110/111 Pre-Req

Composition/Literature

  • SEMN 1XXPre-Req

1-2 additional writing intensive humanities

Pharmacy

Biology

  • BIOL 123
  • BIOL 222 or Human anatomy
  • BIOL 322 Pre-Req

Chemistry

  • CHEM 220Pre-Req

Physics

  • PHYS 150
  • PHYS 152

Math

  • MATH 112 or MATH 110/111

Other

  • ECON 106

Physical Therapy

Biology

  • BIOL 123
  • BIOL 322 or Human Anatomy Pre-Req
  • BIOL 376 Pre-Req

Psychology

  • 2 Additional Psychology courses Pre-Req

Physics

  • PHYS 150Pre-Req
  • PHYS 152Pre-Req

Math

  • MATH 112 Pre-Req or MATH 110/111 Pre-Req

Physician Assistant & Nursing

Biology

  • BIOL 123
  • BIOL 222 or Human Anatomy Pre-Req
  • BIOL 376 Pre-Req
  • BIOL322 Pre-Req

Chemistry

  • CHEM 220
  • BIOL/CHEM 352Pre-Req

Psychology

  • 1 Additional psychology course Pre-Req

Other

  • PHIL 105
  • PHIL 305
  • Add a Social Science