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Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Program of Study

Biology Accelerated KCU D.O. Program

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

3-Year Program with 3+1 Biology/Health Sciences Degree
90 total credits needed + one year in the KCU D.O. program

The following criteria must be met per KCU requirements: 3.5 GPA in science with a 3.25 overall GPA.

2022-23 Academic Year

1st semester
BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7) (4)
CHE 106 General Chemistry I (4)
CNA 100 Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2) (3)
ENG 102 English Composition (General Studies CAT 1) (3)

2nd semester
BIO 220 Human Anatomy (4)
CHE 107 General Chemistry II (4)
ENG 150 Topics in Literature (General Studies CAT 6) (3)
General Studies CAT 4 and CAT 5 (6)

3rd semester
BIO 320 Molecular Genetics (4)
CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I (4)
MAT 180 Statistics (General Studies CAT 3) (3)
General Studies CAT 8 and CAT 9 (6)

4th semester
BIO 340 Human Physiology (4)
BIO 486 Immunology (3)
CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II (4)
MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (3)
BIO 104 or General Studies CAT 10 (3)

5th semester
BIO 336 Cancer Biology OR BIO 434 Advanced Cellular Biology (3)
CHE 326 Biochemistry (4)
PHY 201 General Physics I (3)
PHY 321 Physics Lab I (1)

6th semester
BIO 301 Biology Seminar (1)
BIO 370 Intro to Research (2)
PHY 202 General Physics II (3)
PHY 322 Physics Lab II (1)

7 hours from the following:
BIO 330 Histology (4)
BIO 385 Microbiology (4)
BIO 410 Vertebrate Embryology (4)
BIO 430 Parasitology (3)
BIO 440 Comparative Anatomy (4)

Electives to total at least 90 credits.

7th semester (possible)
BIO 200 Zoology (4)
BIO 397 Internship OR BIO 465 Continuing Research (1)
BIO 336 Cancer Biology OR BIO 434 Advanced Cellular Biology (3)
Electives

8th semester (possible)
BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science (4)
BIO 425 Evolution (3)
BIO 469 Senior Seminar or BIO 470 Research Project (1)

Electives to total 120 credits.