Prerequisite Coursework

Graduate school prerequisites and SMC courses that fulfill requirements

Premed

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry, 2 semesters of organic chemistry

Chem 8/9, 10/11, 104/104L, 106/106L

Biology

2 semesters of intro with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26, 105/105L, 135/135L (recommended for MCAT)

Physics

2 semesters  

Physics 10/10L, 11/11L

Math

1-2 semesters

Math 4/Bio119 & Math 27 

Psychology

1 semester (recommended for MCAT)

Psych 1

Social Sciences

1 semester (recommended for MCAT)

Sociology 2/4 

Clinical Volunteer Work

~200 hours

Clinical volunteer opportunities

 

Dental

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry, 2 semesters of organic chemistry

Chem 8/9, 10/11, 104/104L, 106/106L

Biology

2 semesters of intro with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26, 105/105L, 135/135L

Physics

2 semesters  

Physics 10/10L, 11/11L

Math

1-2 semesters

Math 4/Bio119 & Math 27 

Psychology

1 semester

Psych 1

Communication

1 semester (recommended)

Comm 10

Business

1 semester (recommended)

Business 10 

Art

1 semester (recommended)

Art 1 - any course where one’s manual dexterity is used and developed

Clinical Volunteer Work

~150+ hours

Clinical volunteer opportunities

 

Optometry

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry

Chem 8/9, 10/11, 104/104L, 106/106L (104 & 106 is a prereq for Bio 135)

Biology

2 semesters of intro with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26, 105/105L (prereq for 130), 135/135L (recommended for MCAT), 139 (check program requirements)

Physics

2 semesters with lab

Physics 10/10L, 11/11L

Math

1-2 semesters

Math 27, Math 4/Bio119

Psychology

1 semester (recommended for MCAT)

Psych 1

Clinical Volunteer Work

50+ hours

Clinical volunteer opportunities

 

Pharmacy

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence most students use to fulfill requirements

Chemistry 

Most schools require 2 semesters of general chemistry, 2 semester of organic chemistry

Chem 8/9, 10/11, 104/104L, 106/106L

Biology

Most schools require 2 semesters with lab with additional course work

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 25/26, 105/105L, 130/130L, 135/135L

Physics

1-2 semesters

Physics 10/10L, 11/11L

Mathematics/Statistics

1-2 semesters 

Math 4/Bio119

Economics

1 semester

Econ 3

Speech/Public Speaking

1 semester

Comm 10

Clinical Volunteer Work

50+ hours

Clinical volunteer opportunities

 

Veterinary Medicine

Course Subject

# Semesters

SMC course sequence used to fulfill requirements

Chemistry

2 semesters of general chemistry, 2 semester organic chemistry

Chem 8/9, 10/11, 104/104L, 106/106L

Biology

2 semesters of intro with lab plus additional coursework

Bio 1/1L, 2/2L, 15/16, 25/26, 105/105L, 135/135L 

Physics

2 semesters with lab

Physics 10/10L, 11/11L

Math

1-2 semesters

Math 27, Math 4/Bio119

Psychology

1 semester 

Psych 1

Communication

1 semester speech/public speaking

Comm 10

Clinical Volunteer Work

~200 hours

Clincial volunteer opportunities