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Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Program of Study

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The courses listed cover all the prerequisites for medical school at UNMC or Creighton University and will enable the student to earn a B.S. in biology. For the chemistry degree option, see the pre-medicine/chemistry program of study.

Participation in this pre-professional program at WSC does not guarantee acceptance to a school of medicine. Students are encouraged to take upper level science courses as electives to best prepare for medical school.  All students need 40 or more credits of 300 level or above coursework and a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. 

2020-21 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

CHE 106 Chemistry I

4

ENG 102 (General Studies CAT 1)

3

General Studies

3

 

FRESHMAN – 2nd semester

BIO 200 Zoology or BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

General Studies

6

 

SOPHOMORE - 3rd semester

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

*MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

General Studies

6

 

SOPHOMORE – 4th semester

*BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

BIO 200 Zoology or BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II

4

General Studies

3

 

JUNIOR - 5th semester

**BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

BIO 434 Advanced Cell Biology

4

PHY 201 General Physics I

3

PHY 321 General Physics I Lab

1

Elective

3

 

JUNIOR – 6th semester

**BIO 340 Human Physiology

4

BIO 370 Intro to Research

2

PHY 202 General Physics II

3

PHY 322 General Physics II Lab

1

Electives

4

 

SENIOR - 7th semester

BIO 301 Biology Seminar

1

BIO 397 Biology Internship or BIO 465 Continuing Research

1

CHE 326 Biochemistry

4

Electives

10

 

SENIOR – 8th semester

BIO 300 Histology

4

BIO 425 Evolution

3

BIO 469 Senior Seminar or BIO 470 Research Project

1

Electives

8

*Recommended, but not required, to fulfill General Studies CAT 10

**Recommended electives

Electives must accumulate at least 8 upper level credits in biology.