Fulfilling Curriculum Requirements

Your prehealth courses will fulfill many curriculum requirements for you, such as Natural Sciences (NS), Quantitative Studies (QS), Research (R), Science, Technology, and Society (STS), Social Sciences (SS), Writing (W), and Small Group Learning Experiences (SGLE). For example:

  • BIOLOGY 201L (Gateway to Biology: Molecular Biology): NS, STS
  • BIOLOGY 202L (Gateway to Biology: Genetics and Evolution): NS, STS  
  • BIOLOGY 278LA (Physiology of Marine Animals): NS, R, W
  • BIOLOGY 329D (Principles of Animal Physiology): NS  
  • BIOLOGY 329L (Principles of Animal Physiology): NS, R, W
  • CHEM 201DL (Organic Chemistry I): NS, STS
  • CHEM 202L (Organic Chemistry II): NS, STS
  • MATH 105L (Laboratory Calculus and Functions I), MATH 106L (Laboratory Calculus and Functions II), MATH 111L (Laboratory Calculus I), etc: QS
  • STA 101 (Data Analysis and Statistical Inference), STA 102 (Introduction to Biostatistics), STA 103 (Statistics in the Courtroom), etc: QS
  • PHYSICS 141L (General Physics I), PHYSICS 142L (General Physics II), etc: NS, QS
  • PSY 101 (Introductory Psychology): SS
  • PSY 106/NEUROSCI 101 (Biological Bases of Behavior: Introduction and Survey): NS, STS
  • SOCIOL 110D (Sociological Inquiry), etc: SS
  • 1st Research Independent Study: R, SGLE, W (you apply for the W)
  • 2nd Research Independent Study: R, SGLE           

The remaining curriculum requirements that you would need to fulfill with non-prehealth courses are: Writing 101, a first-year seminar, 2 Arts, Literatures, and Performance (ALP), 2 Civilizations (CZ), 2 Cross-Cultural Inquiry (CCI), 2 Ethical Inquiry (EI), your Foreign Languages (FL), and perhaps 2 Writing (W) depending on your choice of courses. Most prehealth students have no problem fulfilling curriculum requirements.

Remember that one of your 2 Quantitative Studies (QS) codes must be in a course in Math, Statistics, or Computer Science. If you have AP credit in Math, you can combine a Statistics course in the Statistics Department (e.g. STA 102, Introductory Biostatistics) with Physics (PHYSICS 141L, General Physics I, or PHYSICS 142L, General Physics II) to satisfy the QS requirement. Or alternatively, you could choose to take a higher level Math course or a course in Computer Science.