Pre-Health Graduate School Preparation Tracks (Non-degree)

Pre-health graduate school preparation tracks are designed for students who are majoring in any discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences to also complete a set of courses needed for admission to many medical, dental, physical therapy, and veterinary schools or for advanced study in other health profession fields. Students can elect to add a track to their disciplinary major. Once enrolled, these students will be advised by their disciplinary major advisor and a pre-health professions advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Academic Advising Center. This program is distinct from UNE’s Early Assurance Program. Students are not required to enroll in a pre-health graduate school preparation track in order to be eligible to apply for graduate health professions programs.

Pre-health Graduate School Preparation Track Course Requirements

Medical Graduate Preparation Track

  • BIO 105 Biology I: Ecology/Evolution*
  • BIO 106 Biology II: Cellular/Molecular
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 310 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or CHE 350 Biochemistry I and CHE 351 Biochemistry II
  • PHY 110 Physics I
  • PHY 111 Physics II
  • MAT 150 Statistics for Life Sciences*
  • MAT 190 Calculus I or higher
  • PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 250 Lifespan Development*
  • SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology
  • ENG 110 English Composition*
  • ENG elective*
  • BIO 200 Genetics**
  • BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 209 Anatomy and Physiology II

** Recommended

Dental Graduate Preparation Track

  • BIO 105 Biology I: Ecology/Evolution*
  • BIO 106 Biology II: Cellular/Molecular
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 310 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or CHE 350 Biochemistry I and CHE 351 Biochemistry II
  • PHY 110 Physics I
  • PHY 111 Physics II
  • MAT 150 Statistics for Life Sciences*
  • MAT 190 Calculus I or higher
  • BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 209 Anatomy and Physiology II or BIO 245 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology I AND BIO 345 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II
  • BIO 232 Microbiology
  • ENG 110 English Composition*
  • ENG elective*
  • Studio Art*

Veterinary Graduate Preparation Track

  • BIO 105 Biology I: Ecology/Evolution*
  • BIO 106 Biology II: Cellular/Molecular
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHE 310 Fundamentals of Biochemistry or CHE 350 Biochemistry I and CHE 351 Biochemistry II
  • PHY 110 Physics I
  • PHY 111 Physics II
  • BIO 207 Organismal Genetics
  • MAT 150 Statistics for Life Sciences*
  • MAT 190 Calculus I or higher
  • ENG 110 English Composition*
  • ENG elective*

Physical Therapy Graduate Preparation Track

  • BIO 105 Biology I: Ecology/Evolution*
  • BIO 106 Biology II: Cellular/Molecular
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry II
  • BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 209 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • PHY 110 Physics I
  • PHY 111 Physics II
  • PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology
  • MAT 150 Statistics for Life Sciences* or MAT 120 Statistics*
  • ENG 110 English Composition*

Physician Assistant Graduate Preparation Track

  • BIO 105 Biology I: Ecology/Evolution*
  • BIO 106 Biology II: Cellular/Molecular
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry II
  • CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 310 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology I AND BIO 209 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MAT 150 Statistics for Life Sciences*
  • ENG 110 English Composition*
  • ENG elective*
  • 6 credits of PSY and SOC*
  • BIO 232 Microbiology

*potential core curriculum course

Other Suggested Courses

Students are not required to take these courses as part of a pre-health graduate preparation track, but, if taken to meet CAS core curriculum requirements, they may be helpful when applying to graduate health professions programs.

  • ENG 111: Creative Writing
  • SPC 100: Public Speaking
  • ENG or PHI 276/278 Human Traditions I or II
  • ANT 211: Medical Anthropology
  • SOC 215: Poverty
  • SOC 275: Sociology of Food & Health
  • SOC 355: Medical Sociology
  • PHI 315: Bioethics

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