Applying to Medical School

In addition to the core prerequisites (biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics), you must complete or have completed the following:

  • One year of college math (through calculus). Calculus or statistics are prerequisites for some medical schools.
  • One year of college English. This requirement can be satisfied by taking one expository writing course and a second English course, such as English literature.
  • If you need additional credits, you may take other relevant courses if you have completed the required premedical courses with honors grades during the past three to five years. See our courses in biological sciences, biotechnology, chemistry, and physics.
  • While courses in psychology and sociology are not requirements at most medical schools, they can be helpful preparation for the MCAT.  

For information on the prerequisite courses for allopathic medical schools, visit the Association for American Medical College’s website.

For information on the prerequisite courses for osteopathic medical schools, visit the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

For information on the prerequisite courses for dental schools, visit the American Dental Education Association.