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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics, Pre-Health, B.S.


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The Physics Pre-Health program is designed for pre-health related areas such as medical physics, medical school, dental school, biophysics, and graduate work in biomedical science areas. The program includes the biology and chemistry courses that would prepare students for admission to medical or other pre-health programs while allowing students who wish to pursue other options the flexibility to take courses aimed at their specific career interests.

General Education Core Requirements: 59-65 Hours


Although the courses in this major were chosen to meet the most common prerequisites of medical or other health professional schools, each school may have additonal (or less) requirements.  Please consult with your pre-medical advisor and the individual schools for which you expect to apply.  Typically, students preparing for the MCAT or a pre-health profession graduate program will choose BIO 1120 Principles of Biology II  (4) under “Biology Requirements” and should consider taking SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology  (3) or SOC 1020 Social Problems  (3) as part of their general education courses.  Additionally, PSY 1100 General Psychology  (3) and MTH 1151 Elementary Statistics for the Sciences  (3), may help in preparation for the MCAT and can be taken as electives.  Students are also urged to check on additional requirements for medical school entrance and plan accordingly in consultation with the pre-health advisor.

Technical Requirements


(Hours Counted in Gen Ed Core)

Additional Technical Requirements


Major Requirements: 56-57 Hours


Physics Research Sequence (6 hours total): 6 Hours


The research sequence should be customized to include a design project based on the career track chosen by the student. PHY 4700  may be replaced by two semesters of independent study.

Biology Requirements: 8 Hours


Although the courses in this major were chosen to meet the most common prerequisites of medical or other health professional schools, each school may have additonal (or less) requirements.  Please consult with your pre-medical advisor and the individual schools for which you expect to apply.  Typically, students preparing for the MCAT or a pre-health profession graduate program will choose BIO 1120 Principles of Biology II  (4) under “Biology Requirements” and should consider taking SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology  (3) or SOC 1020 Social Problems  (3) as part of their general education courses.  Additionally, PSY 1100 General Psychology  (3) and MTH 1151 Elementary Statistics for the Sciences  (3), may help in preparation for the MCAT and can be taken as electives.  Students are also urged to check on additional requirements for medical school entrance and plan accordingly in consultation with the pre-health advisor.

Electives totaling at least 12 hours from the list below: 12 Hours


Although the courses in this major were chosen to meet the most common prerequisites of medical or other health professional schools, each school may have additonal (or less) requirements.  Please consult with your pre-medical advisor and the individual schools for which you expect to apply.  Typically, students preparing for the MCAT or a pre-health profession graduate program will choose BIO 1120 Principles of Biology II  (4) under “Biology Requirements” and should consider taking SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology  (3) or SOC 1020 Social Problems  (3) as part of their general education courses.  Additionally, PSY 1100 General Psychology  (3) and MTH 1151 Elementary Statistics for the Sciences  (3), may help in preparation for the MCAT and can be taken as electives.  Students are also urged to check on additional requirements for medical school entrance and plan accordingly in consultation with the pre-health advisor.

Other upper level courses from relevant departments may be considered with approval by the department chair.

Electives: 9 Hours


Total Required for the Program: 128 Hours


Minor is not required for Physics Pre-Health major.

2 Advisor approval required.

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