PreMedicine Curriculum:

Pre-Medicine is a track made up of courses required for entry to medical school, along with those for bachelor’s degree and major of your choice. This prepares you for admission into a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.

View KU's prerequisite list for PreMedicine students.

Sequencing:

  • It is best to take CHEM 130 and BIOL 150 is the same semester. At KU, students can only take BIOL 150 concurrently or after they have completed a semester of college Chemistry. (CHEM 130)
  • Students interested in PreMedicine at KU with the idea of graduating in 4 years - it is best to come calculus eligible so you can begin taking science coursework your first semester. (Math ACT 26 or transfer College Algebra credit)
  • The KU School of Medicine accepts the CHEM 331 - Organic Chemistry I, as meeting their organic lab requirement, without needing the CHEM 336 Organic II lab.  Lectures both required. 
  • Plan to complete all PreMed track courses by the end of your Junior year, as they cover content needed for the MCAT! Medical College Admission Test.

1st Fall 

1st Spring 

2nd Fall 

2nd Spring 

3rd Fall 

3rd Spring 

Chemistry I 

Chemistry II 

Organic I 

Organic II 

Physics I 

Physics II 

Biology I 

Biology II 

Organic I Lab 

Organic II Lab 
note above*

Biochemistry 

  

  

  

Psychology 

Sociology 

  

  

 

Curriculum Facts:

  • Course Repeat is not accepted.
  • Credit/NoCredit is not allowed within the PreMedicine track courses.
  • KU Core - take PSYC 104 for Goal 3S, and SOC 104 for Goal 4.1 - for MCAT.
  • MCAT also uses knowledge from BIOL 600 - Biochemistry.
  • Additional recommended courses - Calculus, Statistics, Genetics, Microbiology, Mammalian Physiology, and Spanish
  • Honors sections are available and accepted for all Biology and Chemistry requirements. Also accepted are the Honors versions of Psychology and Sociology. 
  • If you are an engineering or chemistry undergraduate, upper division versions of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are also accepted by most medical schools. Chat with your advisor about substitutions. 

Who's my PreMedicine Advisor?

You will be considered a student in whatever major you choose with the addition of your "Pre-Medicine" interest code. If you are still exploring a major or are a Pre-Professional student your advising home will be the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785.864.2834 - EXPLORE.KU.EDU.

If you have selected a major, you will be advised within your major department. They can assist with your Pre-Medicine requirements.


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