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Curriculum and Courses

The basic curriculum includes one year of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, biochemistry and physiology, psychology, sociology, and English required by most medical and professional schools as prerequisites for admission. Additional upper-level science courses are also available and require prior completion of the basic sequence in biology, general chemistry, and calculus. These courses prepare students for the professional school entrance exams, e.g., MCAT, DAT, VCAT, OAT.

Summer Session 2

Mondays July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6
6 - 8 p.m. Rose Hill Campus (Keating Room 219)

This workshop is essential for those who need a refresher or review of quantitative skills, or for those who completed a Bachelor’s degree more than five years ago. This workshop will provide students with the necessary foundations and topics to help prepare for the rigors of chemistry, physics, calculus, psychology, and other science courses.

Topics include a review of basic algebra, refresher on exponents and radicals, functions and graphs, logs and exponents, polynomial and rational equations, calculator use, and exponential and logarithmic expressions. An optional trigonometry overview is available at no additional cost. Lessons, video links, and resources will be provided and in-class problem sessions will increase your math skills and confidence.

For questions, please contact Laura Bigaouette, Program Director at

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, space in the workshop will be limited.

Basic Curriculum

  • Intro to Biology I Lecture (3)/Lab (2) and Intro to Biology II Lecture (3)/Lab (2) or General Biology I Lecture (3)/Lab (2) and General Biology II Lecture (3)/Lab (2)
  • General Chemistry I Lecture (4)/Lab (2) and General Chemistry II Lecture (4)/Lab (2)
  • Applied Calculus I (3) and Statistics I (4)
  • Organic Chemistry I Lecture (4)/Lab (2) and Organic Chemistry II Lecture (4)/Lab (2)
  • General Physics I Lecture (3)/Lab (1) and General Physics II Lecture (3)/Lab (1)
  • Human Physiology Lecture (3)/Lab (2) or Vertebrate Physiology Lecture/Lab (5) or Vertebrate Physiology without Lab (3)
  • Biochemistry (3) (prereq - Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture/Lab sequence)
  • Foundations of Psychology Lecture/Lab (4)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3)

Upper-Level Electives

  • Cell Biology (3)
  • Genetics Lecture (3)/Lab (2) or Genetics Lecture without Lab (3)
  • Microbiology Lecture (3)/Lab (2)
  • Immunology Lecture (3)/Lab (2)
  • Human Anatomy Lecture (3)/Lab (2) or Vertebrate Anatomy Lecture (3)/Lab (2)
  • Molecular Biology (3) (prereq - Organic Chemistry I and II Lecture/Lab sequence)