post bac courses

MCAT 2015 Course Selections

In addition to required science courses, students are encouraged to take courses in English, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and other academic areas to enable them to be as competitive as possible when applying to medical school and other health professional schools. 

Required Courses

These courses are considered prerequisites at all medical schools and many other prehealth professional schools (PA, Dental, Veterinary, Pharmacy and others).

BIO  ---  Biology with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO  ---  Biology with laboratory (4 credits) 
CHE 121 General Chemistry I with laboratory (4 credits) 
CHE 122 General Chemistry II with laboratory (4 credits) 
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I with laboratory (4 credits) 
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II with laboratory (4 credits) 
PHY 105 General Physics I with laboratory (4 credits) 
PHY 106 General Physics II with laboratory (4 credits)
BIO 336 Biochemistry (3 credits)

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 35 CREDITS

Recommended Courses

These courses might be required or strongly recommended by different institutions.  Many of these courses have content that will support preparation for standardized tests.

BIO 123 General Biology I with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO 124 General Biology II with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO 215 Anatomy and Physiology I with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO 216 Anatomy and Physiology II with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO 221 Microbiology with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO 226 Cell Biology (3 credits) 
BIO 321 Genetics with laboratory (4 credits)
BIO 301 Developmental Biology with laboratory (4 credits)
BIO 321 Genetics with laboratory (4 credits) 
BIO 326 Molecular Biology with laboratory (4 credits)  
BIO 340 Immunology (3 credits) 

Special Recommendation Courses

Courses in this category fulfill requirements of many professional schools. 

BIO 409 Independent Study (1-4 credits)
BIO 307 Bioethics (3 credits)
MAT 109 Statistics (3 credits)
MAT 131 Calculus (3 credits)
ENG --- English Electives including Writing and Literature courses (3-6 credits
)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 101 Introductory Sociology (3 credits)

--- Designates course options based on individual needs and interests.

Contact Us

Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Janet Williams, Ph.D.
Professor and Advisor, Pre-medical/Pre-health
 Professions
Director, Postbaccalaureate Premedical Studies
413-265-2381
williamsj@elms.edu