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Pre-Medical Studies Program

Students planning on gaining admission to medical school must successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements of the professional school they wish to attend. Most medical schools provide substantial latitude in the academic majors that students may pursue at the baccalaureate level; for this reason students are encouraged to select degrees other than the pre-medical degrees listed below. Students must work closely with their pre-medical advisor to successfully and efficiently meet both the academic requirements of the major they select and the professional school requirements. Most medical school applicants have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to acceptance into professional school. The prerequisite courses required by most medical schools include: ENGL 101-102 English Composition; CHEM 111, 111L-112, 112L General Chemistry and Labs; BIOL 191-192 General Biology I-II; PHYS 111-112 General Physics; and CHEM 307, 308, 309, 310 Organic Chemistry with BIOL 301 Cell Biology, BIOL 343 Genetics and CHEM 431 Biochemistry highly recommended.

AdvisorEmailPosition and DepartmentPhoneOffice
Glenda Hillghill@boisestate.eduDirector,
Pre-Professional Studies
208-426-3832HSR 124
Erin Colburnerincolburn@boisestate.eduAcademic Advisor208-426-2454HSR 123
Howard Wileyhowardwiley@boisestate.eduAcademic Advisor208-426-3732HSR 122

Pre-Medical Studies Curriculum Prior to 2012

Pre-Medical Course Work 2012-2013

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 101 and 102English Composition6
UF 100Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLV Approved List
(Please see advisor for appropriate
course selection)
Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Approved List
(Please see advisor for appropriate
course selection)
Literature and Humanities3
PSYC 101 (DLS)General Psychology3
DLS Approved List
(Please see advisor for appropriate
course selection)
Social Sciences course in a second field3
BIOL 191 (DLN)-192
BIOL 301
BIOL 343
ZOOL 301 OR
BIOL 227-228
ZOOL 401
General Biology I-II
Cell Biology
Genetics
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
OR Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Physiology
8
3
3
4
8
4
CHEM 111, 111L (DLN) – 112, 112L
CHEM 307, 308, 309, 310
College Chemistry I and II with Labs
Organic Chemistry and Labs
8
10
HLTHST 382 CID
HLTHST 400 (FF)
Research Methods in Health
Interprofessional Capstone
3
1
MATH 143-144 OR
MATH 147
MATH 160 OR
MATH 170
MATH 254 (DLM)
Pre-calculus OR
College Algebra and Analytical Trigonometry
Survey of Calculus OR
Calculus I
Applied Statistics with Computers
5

4
3
PHYS 111-112 OR
PHYS 211, 211L -212, 212L
General Physics OR
Physics I & II with Calculus
8
10
Biology Option
BIOL 205 OR
BIOL 303
Intro to Microbiology OR
General Microbiology
4-5
CHEM 350 OR
CHEM 431, 432
Fundamentals of Biochemistry OR
Biochemistry with or without Lab
3-5
Upper-division Biology or Zoology credits to total 36 Biology/Zoology credits (exclusive of internship, independent study credits5-10
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-4
*Electives to total 120 credits6-16
TOTAL120
Chemistry Option
CHEM 211, 212
CHEM 321, 322, 323, 324

CHEM 431, 432
Analytical Chemistry I & Lab
Physical Chemistry Lecture and Lab
Biochemistry with Lab
5
11
5
MATH 175
MATH 275
Calculus II
Multivariable and Vector Calculus
4
4
*Electives to total 120 credits0-7
TOTAL120
*Additional upper-division credits so that upper-division credits total at least 40 may be needed.

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