Pre-Health Major Comparisons

Studying the Heart

Below is a comparison of the course requirements for the three most popular pre-health majors: biological sciences, science preprofessional studies, and arts and letters pre-health supplementary major.

Important notes:

  • Credit counts include labs courses.
  • Other science sequences may substitute for requirements, egs. BIOS 30210/30220 for BIOS 10161/10162 and PHYS 10310/10320 for PHYS 30210-30220.
  • Science preprofessional courses do not count towards science electives.
  • In all cases, refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin of Information, see your advisor or the appropriate dean's office for answers to specific questions.

*Number of credit hours are denoted in parentheses in the table.

Biological Sciences (BIOS) Science Preprofessional Studies (SCPP) Arts and Letters Pre-Health
MATH 10350/10360 (8) MATH 10350/10360 (8) MATH 10350/10360 (8)
CHEM 10171/10172 (8) CHEM 10171/10172 (8) CHEM 10171/10172 (8)
CHEM 20273/20274 (8) CHEM 20273/20274 (8) CHEM 20273/20274 (8)
BIOS 10161/10162 (8) BIOS 20201/20202 (8) BIOS 20201/20202 (8)
PHYS 30210/30220 (8) PHYS 30210/30220 (8) PHYS 30210/30220 (8)
BIOS 20250/21250 (5) (or 4)    
BIOS 20241/27241 (4) (or 3)    
Elective Science Courses
BIOS Electives (24-26)    
Total of 41 BIOS credits, including labs Science Electives (24) Science Electives (9)
Total Science (73) Total Science (64) Total Science (49)
University/College Requirements
Theology (6) Theology (6) Theology (6)
Philosophy (6) Philosophy (6) Philosophy (6)
Language (Intermediate proficiency) Language (Intermediate proficiency) Language (Intermediate proficiency)
English (FYC) English (FYC) English (FYC)
Fine Arts/Literature (3) Fine Arts/Literature (3) Fine Arts/Literature (3)
History (3) History (3) History (3)
Social Science (3) Social Science (3) Social Science (3)
    History/Social Science (3)
    College Seminar (3)
Other Requirements
General Electives (13+) General Electives (27+) AL Major Courses (25-36)
College Graduation Total
124 Credits 124 Credits 124 Credits