Contact: REBECCA COOK, IRIS Program and Advising Coordinator (Biology)
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., Walden 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. 46 credits, including the following:
Biology (13 credits): BIOL-150, BIOL-200, BIOL-210, BIOL-362, BIOL-370.
Chemistry (18 credits): CHEM-121, CHEM-122; one of CHEM-123, CHEM-200 or CHEM-225; CHEM-311, CHEM-312, CHEM-313.
Mathematics (3 credits): MATH-219.
Physics (9 credits): PHYS-101, PHYS-102, PHYS-103, or PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203
One 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 taken outside of the biology department.
Recommended supporting course: CHEM-411
Additional courses are recommended and may be required by some schools of medicine: 8 credits American, English or world literature; 6-9 credits social science (psychology and sociology); CHEM-412 or CHEM-413; statistics MATH-315, MATH-316; and calculus MATH-220, MATH-221.