This page serves as a general suggestion for students looking to complete their Premed Option degree within four years. We always recommend working with your adviser to find the best academic plan for you.

Freshman Year (47 Total Credits)
BI 221, 222 and 223 Biology (12)
CH 231 (or 231H) & 271, 232 (or 232H) & 272, 233 (or 233H) & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 220 b Careers in Chemistry (1)a
BI 109 Health Professions: Medical (1)b
MTH 112 c
Elementary Functions (4) c
MTH 251, 252 Calculus (8)
WR 121(or 121H) Writing I (Bacc Core) (3)
COMM 111(or 111H) OR COMM 114(or 114H) OR COMM 211 OR COMM 218 Speech (Bacc Core) (3)
Sophomore Year (44 Total Credits)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I (4)
PH 211 & 221, 212 & 222, 213 & 223 OR PH 201, 202, 203 General Physics (15)
Writing II (Options here) Writing II (Bacc Core) (3)
Skills or Perspective Course (Options here) Perspectives (Bacc Core) (6)
Electives General Electives (1)
Junior Year (45 Total Credits)
BI 311 Genetics (4)
BB 314 Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
CH 324 OR CH 421, 422 and 461 d Quantitative Analysis (4) or Analytical Chemistry (9)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
CH 462 (WIC) OR CH 463 (WIC) OR CH 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry (6)
ST 351 Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Perspective or DPD Course (Options Here) Perspective or DPD (Bacc Core) (6)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (Bacc Core) (3)
Electives General Electives (5)
Senior Year (45 Total Credits)
BB 450 & 451 OR BB 490 & 491 General Biochemistry (7) OR Biochemistry (6)
CH 411 & 412 d Inorganic Chemistry (6)
PHL 444 Biomedical Ethics (4)
Perspective Course (Options Here) Perspective (3)
Synthesis Course (Options Here) Synthesis (3)
Electives General Electives (22-23)

First Year Orientation for chemistry majors strongly recommended (1 cr. P/N);
Pre-Medical Orientation recommended (1 cr. P/N).
c MTH 112 is not a required course for the chemistry degree.
d The analytical chemistry of combination of CH 421 (Fall), CH 422 (Winter), and CH 461 (Fall) is recommended for the strongest background in analytical chemistry and should be taken the third year. With this option, only one inorganic chemistry course is required (either CH 411 or CH 412) so that this option adds only 2 credit hours to the total.

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the premed option