Health Professional School Requirements



Pre-dentistry (27 U.S schools)
1 Year Biology
1 Year Physics
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
1 Year English
Refer to: http://www.adea.org/

Pre-medical
: Allopathic (127 U.S. schools), Osteopathic (28 U.S. schools)
1 Year Biology
1 Year Physics
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
1 Semester Calculus
1 Semester Statistics
1 Year English
Refer to: http://www.aamc.org/

Pre-Veterinary
(based on the requirements for College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, tends to vary for each school, experience working with animals and the veterinary profession is essential in the selection process).
1 Year Biology
1 Year Physics
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
1 Semester of Microbiology with a lab
4 credits of Biochemistry
1 Semester of Genetics
2 Semesters of English composition or 1 semester of composition and 1 semester of oral
communication (will not accept writing enhanced/ writing intensive courses from other
departments)
1 Semester Statistics
Calculus I
Refer to: (Association of American Veterinary Colleges) http://www.aavmc.org/

Nursing school programs (most require a major in Biology or Chemistry)

Refer to: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ 

Pre-Physical Therapy (general requirements, tends to vary for each school; most schools want volunteer or work related experience, 10-200 hours).

Biology: 3-5 courses with laboratory (to include general Biology (2), human or mammalian physiology (1) or anatomy and physiology (2), anatomy (1)
Physics: 2 courses with laboratory
Chemistry: 2 courses with laboratory
Psychology: 1-4 courses (to include general, developmental, abnormal)
Other: statistics and/or computer science
Humanities and social sciences (5-10)
Refer to: http://www.apta.org/

Pre-Physician Assistant (minimum requirements, tends to vary for each school; most schools require health care experience, some up to 2000 hours).

1 Year Biology
1 semester Anatomy
1 semester Physiology
1 semester Microbiology
1 Year Humanities/Social science
1 Year of General Chemistry
1 semester Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
1 Semester Psychology
1 Year English
1 Semester Statistics or College Level Math

Refer to: http://www.aapa.org/ and http://www.paeaonline.org/

Pre-optometry

1 Year Biology
1 Year Physics
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
1 Semester Calculus
1 Semester Statistics
1 Year English
1 Year Social Science
1 Semester Psychology
Refer to: http://www.opted.org
 
Pre-Podiatry (minimum requirements)
1 Year Biology
1 Year Physics
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
1 Year English
Refer to http://www.aacpm.org/
 
Pre-Chiropractic (based on the requirements for NY Chiropractic College, tends to vary for each
school.)
1 Year Biology
1 Semester of Psychology
1 Year Physics
6 Credits of English/communications
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
15 Credits of Humanities/Social Science
 
Pre-Pharmacy (based on the requirements of SUNY-Buffalo, tends to vary for each school)
1 Year Biology
2 Semesters of Calculus
2 Years of Chemistry, General and Organic
1 Semester of Statistics
In addition, 2 semesters of Writing Skills, and one course in communication, behavioral science (General Psychology recommended) and Economics (Intro. to Microeconomics is recommended) Refer to: http://www.aacp.org