Pre-Health Curriculum

"Pre-Health is not a major but rather a direction at UAlbany. There is a suggested curriculum based on admission requirements to a variety of health professional schools, and this curriculum can be satisfied within the context of several UAlbany majors. We recommend that you choose a major based on your interests and strengths as long the prerequisites for professional school admission are met."

The pre-health curriculum is designed for students to go directly from May graduation from the University at Albany into Fall admission at a medical, dental, optometry school, or other allied health profession.   It is also designed to display a student’s ability to handle a rigorous undergraduate curriculum and prove the student’s ability to manage the academic demands of Medical or Dental school.  This coursework should be completed during the first two years of study at UAlbany if one plans to begin health professional school directly after completion of their bachelor’s degree.  The following course sequence is suggested:

First Semester Second Semester
  • ABIO 120 (3 credits)
  • ACHM 120 + ACHM 124 (4 credits)
  • AMAT (Calculus or Statistics) (4 or 3 credits)
  • General Education or AENG (3credits)
  • ABIO 121 (3 credits)
  • ACHM 121 + ACHM 125 (4 credits)
  • AMAT (Calculus or Statistics) (4 or 3 credits)
  • General Education or AENG (3credits)
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    Third Semester Fourth Semester
  • *ABIO 212Y (4 credits)
  • ABIO 201 lab (1 credit)
  • ACHM 220 + ACHM 222 (4 credits)
  • APSY 101 or ASOC 115 (3 credits)
  • *ABIO 217 (3 credits)
  • ABIO 202 lab (1 credit)
  • ACHM 221 + ACHM 223 (4 credits)
  • APSY 101 or ASOC 115(3credits)
  • Fifth Semester Sixth Semester
  • APHY 105 (3 credits)
  • APHY 106 lab (1credit)
  • *ABIO 365 (3 credits)
  • APHY 108 (3 credits)
  • APHY 109 lab (1 credit)
  • *ABIO 410 (3 credits)
  • Coursework in bold are required pre-health coursework for most medical, dental, optometry and veterinary schools

     

    *Recommended courses to prepare for MCAT 2015 and beyond for medical school