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Commonly Required Courses for Admission to Professional School


Medical Schools (check individual schools for variations)

Biology w/lab (2 semesters)
General Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Physics w/lab (2 semesters)
Calculus (1 semester)
Statistics (1 semester)
Social/Behavioral Sciences
English


Recommended
: Biochemistry (required by some schools), Microbiology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology, Ethics


Dental Schools (check individual schools for variations)

Biology w/lab (2 semesters)
General Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Physics w/lab (2 semesters)
Calculus and/or Statistics
Social/Behavioral Sciences
English

Recommended: Biochemistry, Additional Biology courses


Veterinary Schools (check individual schools for variations)

Biology w/lab (2 semesters)
Upper Division Biology courses (varies)
General Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Physics w/lab (2 semesters)
Biochemistry (1 or 2 semesters)
Calculus/Statistics (2 semesters)
Social/Behavioral Sciences
English

Recommended: Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology


Physician Assistant Schools (check individual schools for variations)

Biology w/lab (2 semesters)
General Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Anatomy & Physiology w/lab (2 semesters)
Microbiology w/lab (1 semester)
Calculus and/or Statistics
Social/Behavioral Sciences
English


Recommended: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Physics


Nursing Schools (check individual schools for variations)

General Biology w/lab (2 semesters)
General Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
Anatomy & Physiology w/lab (2 semesters)
Statistics (1 semester)
Social/Behavioral Sciences
English

Physical Therapy (check individual schools for variations)

General Biology w/lab (2 semesters)
General Chemistry w/lab (2 semesters)
General Physics w/lab (2 semesters)
Anatomy & Physiology w/lab (2 semesters)
Statistics (1 semester)
Social/Behavioral Sciences
English

Qualifications for Professional Careers in Healthcare


Fact Sheets for Various Professional Programs

  1. Medicine
  2. Dentistry
  3. Veterinary Medicine
  4. Physician Assistant
  5. Physical Therapy
  6. Pharmacy
  7. Podiatric Medicine
  8. Optometry

Resources for PreProfessional Preparation

  1. Preparing to be a Competitive Applicant
  2. Research Centers and Institutes at Syracuse University (also see department websites)
  3. Student Organizations at Syracuse University
  4. Clinical and Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service