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Pre-Medicine Degree Requirements

Pre-Medicine Program Courses and Degree Requirements

Whether you choose a chemistry degree or biology degree track for your pre-medicine program at University of the Cumberlands, we've got you covered with with advisors who can help in both disciplines.  Explore the pre-medicine program courses you might have the chance to engage in.

Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Pre-Professional Emphasis

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY- 55 semester hours as follows: 
 
Required Biology Courses: (19 hours) 

 
Required Allied Math and Science Courses: (18 hours) 

 
Remaining 7 hours selected from the following: 

 
Elective Courses (must total 18 hours at the 300 and 400 level)

Pre-Professional Health (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Physical Therapy) 18 hours of biology electives selected from the following: 

*Students interested in applying to medical, dental, or veterinary school are strongly encouraged to complete these courses. It is important to review the admissions requirements for each program to which you will apply because the prerequisites for admission may be slightly different among professional schools.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Pre-Professional Emphasis

35 semester hours as described below.

This option is recommended for students entering a “blended” area such as pre-professional medically related areas (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapist, etc.), chemistry/business, and chemistry/biology. 

NOTE: MATH 140, MATH 240, PHYS 241, and PHYS 242 are prerequisites for some upper-level chemistry courses. 

General Education Requirements

For a full list of course offerings, visit our Academic Catalog page.