Premedicine

Getting Ready Transfer Guide 2013-2014

“Premedicine” is the preparation for medical school and involves both required coursework and important extracurricular activities, such as volunteer community service, exposure to the medical profession, leadership activities, and research experience.  “Premedicine” is NOT A MAJOR, but rather a program of study and experiences which fulfill medical school admissions requirements and prepare the student for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and application to medical school.  Premed students take the required courses along with their major and may major in any subject they choose.

Transferring Courses: The following courses may be taken at BYU to fulfill requirements for the premedical course requirements. There are additional requirements not offered at BYU that must be taken at the U.

PLEASE NOTE : These courses will fulfill requirements at most medical schools nationwide, including the U of U School of Medicine.  A few medical schools may require additional coursework.  For more information on the multiple admission criteria used by medical schools in the selection process, please consult Medical School Admission Requirements, published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, visit www.aamc.org with links to individual medical school websites, and visit with your premedical advisor.  Requirements are always subject to change.

BYU COURSE

COURSE TITLE

CR

U OF U MAJOR REQUIREMENT SATISFIED

U OF U COURSE TITLE

CR

MATH 110

College Algebra

3

MATH 1050*

College Algebra

4

MATH 111

Trigonometry

2

MATH 1060*

Trigonometry

3

MATH 112

Calculus I

4

MATH 1210*

Calculus I

4

MATH 113

Calculus II

4

MATH 1220*

Calculus II

4

CHEM 111

Principles of Chemistry

3

CHEM 1210

General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 112

Principles of Chemistry

3

CHEM 1220

General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 107

Gen College Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 1215

CHEM 1225

Gen Chemistry Lab I

Gen Chemistry Lab II

1

1

CHEM 351

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 2310

Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 352

Organic Chemistry

3

CHEM 2320

Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 354

Organic Chem Lab

2

CHEM 2315

CHEM 2325

Organic Chemistry Lab I

Organic Chemistry Lab II

2

2

BIO 100

Principles of Biology

3

BIOL 1210

Principles of Biology

4

PDBIO 360

Cell Biology

3

BIOL 2020

Principles of Cell Biology

3

PDBIO 305

Human Physiology (with lab)

4

BIOL 2420

Human Physiology

4

PWS 340

Genetics

2

BIOL 2030 or

BIOL 2210

Genetics

Human Genetics

3

3

CHEM 481

Biochemistry 1

3

BIOL 3510

Biological Chemistry I

3

PHSCS 105 or

PHSCS 121

Intro Applied Physics

Princ of Physics 1

3

3

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2110 or

PHYS 2210

General Physics I

General Physics w/Calculus I

Physics for Sci & Engrs I

4

4

4

PHSCS 107

Intro Applied Phys Lab

1

PHYS 2015 or

PHYS 2215

General Physics Lab I

Physics Lab for Sci & Engrs I

1

1

PHSCS 106 or

PHSCS 123

Intro Applied Physics

Princ of Physics 2

3

3

PHYS 2020 or

PHYS 2120 or

PHYS 2220

General Physics II

General Physics w/Calculus II

Physics for Sci & Engrs II

4

4

4

PHSCS 108

Intro Applied Phys Lab

1

PHYS 2025 or

PHYS 2225

General Physics Lab II

Physics Lab for Sci & Engrs II

1

1

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

English Composition or Writing - Two semesters (6 semester hours) of coursework with a letter grade, any level

Diversity Course

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE

PDBIO 220

Human Anatomy (with lab)

3

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy

4

*College Algebra & Trigonometry are important prerequisites for Calculus, as well as for General Chemistry and General Physics, respectively.  All premeds are encouraged to take at least one semester of calculus as some med schools do require this; a few require two semester.

 

While attending BYU, students may complete General Education requirements and courses identified to fulfill the University requirements, including foreign language credits and/or other transferable electives for the U.

 

Students are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory Information Session with the premedical advisor before entering the U.

 

If you have further questions regarding this major, you may contact:

Brigham Young University: David Kaiser, (801) 801-422-1627
University of Utah: John Nilsson & Mayumi Kasai, 206 Bldg 44, (801) 581-5744
Preprofessional Advising Homepage

 

Update 06/2013 - Information is subject to change.

 
Last Updated: 8/2/13