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Premedical Programs

Bachelor of Science in Premedicine or Predentistry


The curriculum may be characterized as an interdisciplinary science major with emphasis in Biology and Chemistry.

In completing the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Premedicine or Predentistry, a student can meet all of the entrance requirements for the health professional school of their choice while still retaining the greatest possible latitude in selecting science and non-science courses of personal interest.

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Required Science Courses

  • General Biology: Concepts of Biology I: Cellular & Molecular Biology (BIO 151), Concepts of Biology Laboratory I: Cellular & Molecular Biology (BIO 151L), Concepts of Biology II: Evolution & Ecology (BIO 152), Concepts of Biology Laboratory II: Evolution & Ecology (BIO 152L)
  • General Chemistry: General Chemistry (CHM 123), General Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 123L), General Chemistry (CHM 124), General Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 124L)
  • General Physics: College Physics (PHY 201), College Physics Laboratory (PHY 201L), General Physics (PHY 202), General Physics Laboratory (PHY 202L)
  • Organic Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (CHM 313), Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 313L), Organic Chemistry (CHM 314), Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHM 314L)
  • Calculus: Introductory Calculus (MTH 148), Introductory Calculus II (MTH 149)
  • Statistics: Introduction to Statistics (MTH 207), Statistical Methods I (MTH 367), or Elementary Statistics (PSY 216)
  • Biochemistry: Biochemistry (CHM 420) AND Biochemistry Laboratory (CHM 420L)
  • Biomedical Science Electives: five lectures and two labs of the following or as approved by the Program Director:  Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates (BIO 309), Comparative Anatomy Laboratory (BIO 309L), General Genetics (BIO 312), Genetics Laboratory (BIO 312L), Physiology (BIO 403), Physiology Laboratory (BIO 403L), Physiology II (BIO 404), General Microbiology (BIO 411), General Microbiology Laboratory (BIO 411L), Neurobiology (BIO 415), Immunology (BIO 427), Analysis & Interpretation of Biological Data (BIO 439), Cell Biology (BIO 440), Developmental Biology (BIO 442), Evolution & Development (BIO 445), Molecular Biology (BIO 462), Biology of Infectious Disease (BIO 466), Cancer Biology (BIO 470), Human Anatomy (BIO 475), Principles of Microscopy (BIO 480), Quantitative Analysis (CHM 201), Physical Chemistry (CHM 302), Medicinal Chemistry (CHM 427), General Biochemistry I (CHM 451), General Biochemistry II (CHM 452)

Required Non-Science Courses

  • CAP: All Common Academic Program (CAP) requirements and successful completion of Pre-Medicine Capstone (MED 480)
  • English: one upper level course
  • Social Sciences: three courses

The Premedical and Predental majors are identical, differing only in the stated intention of the student. 

Catalog Descriptions: Bachelor of Science in Premedicine and Predentistry >

The Minor in Medicine and Society

The Premedical Program offers a minor in Medicine and Society which can compliment any Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and is well-suited for students interested in exploring social and anthropological issues related to medicine and healthcare.

Overview of the Minor in Medicine and Society

The Quality Assurance in Life Sciences Industries Minor

Premedical Programs in collaboration with Pathways in Patient Health offers a minor in Quality Assurance in Life Sciences Industries which can compliment any Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree and is well-suited for students interested in careers in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.

Overview of the Quality Assurance in Life Science Industries Minor

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Premedical Programs

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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2361