STEPHANIE FUHR, Advising and IRIS Coordinator
B.S., M.S., Illinois
BRADLEY KENNEDY, Cadaver Dissection Coordinator, Instructor
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., Creighton University
Most schools of medicine require at least a Bachelor of Arts degree of candidates seeking admission. Medical schools specify subject requirements in science, but, with these satisﬁed, may give consideration to the student who avoids specialization in the sciences in favor of a broader education.
The Augustana pre-medicine major is designed to provide a strong foundation in the sciences, to satisfy the entrance requirements of most medical schools, and to prepare students for the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). It allows for a wide choice of electives in accordance with the student's own interest. Since admission to medical school is based on many factors, the student is encouraged to work closely with the advisor while enrolled at Augustana.
NOTE: A student majoring in Pre-Medicine may not also major in Biology.
MAJOR IN PRE-MEDICINE. 52 credits, including the following:
Biology (13 credits): BIOL-150, BIOL-200, BIOL-210, BIOL-369 or BIOL-362, BIOL-370.
Chemistry (21 credits): CHEM-121, CHEM-122; one of CHEM-123, CHEM-200 or CHEM-225; CHEM-311, CHEM-312, CHEM-313; CHEM-411.
Behavioral Science (3 credits): PSYCH 100
Social Science (3 credits): SOC 100 or ANTH 100
Physics (9 credits): PHYS-101, PHYS-102, PHYS-103, or PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203
Math index score of 920 or successful completion of MATH 218 with a grade of C or higher.
Senior Inquiry (3 credits) - any college-approved SI experience is acceptable; consult with the Biology Department IRIS coordinator in advance for authorization of SI experiences.
Some schools of medicine may require the following courses: 8 credits American, English or world literature, statistics PSYCH 240, biochemistry II CHEM-412 or biochemistry lab CHEM-413, calculus MATH-219, and additional courses in social and behavioral sciences.
Complementary Courses: ANTH-220, PHIL-205, PHIL-319, RELG-326.