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Pre-Health Guides

These plans are offered as a general guide of how one might fulfill degree requirements while fulfilling prerequisites for most medical school admission. Students should use these as a starting point for planning, should discuss options with Engineering Advising and their Major, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

These Engineering Pre-Health Guides are based off of the 2022-2023 degree requirements. For the most up to date information, consult with major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

Medical students working in lab

 

2022-2023 Pre-Health Guides for each major

Biological Engineering

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Requirements for Biological Engineering

Medical School Requirement 

Possible Biological Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Requirement (BIOMG 1350, BIOG or 1445, and  BIOG 1500)

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Major Requirement: BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300 (recommended)

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Major Requirement

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 - Major Requirement

CHEM 3580 and CHEM 2510 - Advisor-Approved Elective(s)* (with permission of faculty advisor)

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: CEE 3040 (Major Requirement)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum (BE students can petition PHYS 2208 to fulfill PHYS 2213)

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students, and are highly recommended.

*Biological Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this guide as a PDF to your device.

Biomedical Engineering

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Requirements for Biomedical Engineering
Medical School RequirementPossible Biomedical Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Requirement - BIOMG 1350 and BME 2010

Advisor-Approved Elective* with permission of faculty advisor - BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* with permission of faculty advisor - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300 (recommended)

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Major Requirement (Upper Level BME courses)

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry

(8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

Organic Chemistry

(8 credits)

CHEM 3570 (BME students can petition CHEM 3570 to satisfy the CHEM 1570 requirement.)

CHEM 3580 and CHEM 2510 - Advisor-Approved Elective(s)* (with permission of faculty advisor).

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: BTRY 3010, CEE 3040, or ENGRD 2700 - Major Requirement

General Physics

(8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum (BME students can petition PHYS 2208 to fulfill PHYS 2213).

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Biomedical Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Chemical Engineering

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Requirements for Chemical Engineering
Medical School RequirementPossible Chemical Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Approved Biology Elective* - BIOG 1350, BIOG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300 - Major Approved Elective+ (with permission of faculty advisor) or Major Approved Biology Elective*

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Major Approved Biology Elective* if 3000 level or above (with permission of faculty advisor

or Advisor-Approved Elective+ (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Fulfills Advisor Approved Elective+ requirement

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 - Major Requirement

CHEM 3580 - Major Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

CHEM 2510 - Major Requirement

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ENGRD 2700 or CEE 3040 Engineering Common Curriculum

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective+ (with faculty advisor permission)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Chemical Engineering requires four major approved electives (includes the Biology Elective requirement).

+Chemical Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives (One will be CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150). 

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Civil Engineering

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Requirements for Civil Engineering
Medical School Requirement Possible Civil Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Additional Science Elective (BIOMG1350 or BIOG 1440). 

Civil Engineering students would need the additional biology course (whatever is not already used from BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440) and BIOG 1500 to fulfill 8 credits. These would be acceptable as Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Engineering Common Curriculum: May substitute in place of PHYS 2214 (see note below regarding PHYS 2214) or Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor). 

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor) - CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Math: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700 (as an option by petition) - Major Requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, 2213, and PHYS 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective*(with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Civil Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Computer Science

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Requirements for Computer Science
Medical School RequirementPossible Computer Science Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Approved Elective* or Advisor-Approved Elective+ (with permission of CS Advising on the 5th floor of Rhodes Hall) - BIOG 1350, BIOMG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Major Approved Technical Elective* - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Major Approved Technical Elective*

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 and CHEM 3850 - Major Approved Elective*

CHEM 2510 - Major Approved Elective* or Advisor Approved Elective+ (with permission of CS Advising on the 5th floor of Rhodes Hall)

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ECON 3130 or ENGRD 2700 (CS Probability Requirement)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course. PHYS 2214 could be a Major Approved Elective* or Advisor Approved Elective+ (with permission of CS Advising in 110 Gates Hall).
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective+ (with permission of CS Advising on the 5th floor of Rhodes Hall)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Major Electives for the CS major consist of External Specialization Electives, Technical Electives, and a Major Approved Elective which must be approved by CS Advising on the 5th floor of Rhodes Hall.

*Computer Science requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives. 

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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Requirements for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Medical School RequirementPossible Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Biology Requirement - BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440 

EAS students will need the additional biology course (BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440) and BIOG 1500 to fulfill 8 credits. Additional biology courses may be used toward Advisor Approved Course in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or Natural Science (with permission of faculty advisor) or towards Advisor Approved Electives* or Outside Major Electives+.

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or 3300

EAS majors concentrating on Biogeochemistry may count biochemistry as a concentration course requirement (with faculty advisor approval). Other EAS concentrations could count biochemistry as an Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Major Elective+.

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Major Elective+.

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Major Elective+.

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: May be used toward Advisor Approved Course in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or Natural Science (with permission of faculty advisor) or towards Advisor Approved Electives or Outside Major Electives+.

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective*

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Earth and Atmospheric Sciences requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

+Earth and Atmospheric Sciences includes 9 credits of courses outside the Major.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Requirements for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Medical School RequirementPossible Electrical and Computer Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor) - BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Outside ECE Technical Elective+ (BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300) 

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside ECE Technical Elective+.  

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside ECE Technical Elective+. 

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside ECE Technical Elective+.

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ENGRD 2700 - Can be used to finish ENGRD requirement.

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, 2213, and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT. 
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Electrical and Computer Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

*Electrical and Computer Engineering requires 9 credits at the 2000+ level whose technical scope lies outside ECE.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Engineering Physics

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Requirements for Engineering Physics
Medical School RequirementPossible Engineering Physics Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Major Approved Elective+ (If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.) - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Major Approved Elective+ (If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.) 

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Major Approved Elective+ (If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.) - CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Math: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ENGRD 2700 - Engineering Distribution Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission from faculty advisor) or Major Approved Elective+ (If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, 2213, and 2214 or Honors Sequence: PHYS 1110, PHYS 1116, PHYS 2217, PHYS 2218, PHYS 2210 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 or 2218 is recommended for the MCAT.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214 or 2218 (with 2210).

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission from faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Engineering Physics requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

*Engineering Physics requires major approved electives that consist of 6 total courses, technical in scope, 5 at the 3000+ level, with 9 credits outside of AEP.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Environmental Engineering

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Requirements for Environmental Engineering
 Medical School Requirement Possible Environmental Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Intro Biology requirement (BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440)

ENVE students will need an additional biology not used for the Intro Biology requirement (BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440) and BIOG 1500 to fulfill 8 credits. These courses would be acceptable as Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

BIOMI 2900 could be used in place of CEE 4510 by petition.

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 - Accepted as Major Requirement.

CHEM 3580 and CHEM 2510 - Advisor-Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor).

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: Major Requirement - CEE 3040 (ENGRD 2700 could be petitioned for 3040 if taken prior to affiliation)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum.

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Environmental Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Information Science, Systems, and Technology

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Requirements for Information Science, Systems, and Technology
 Medical School Requirement Possible Information Science, Systems, and Technology

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor).

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or 2150 - May substitute in place of PHYS 2214 (see note below regarding PHYS 2214) or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ENGRD 2700 - Major Requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, 2213, and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum.

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Information, Science, Systems, and Technology requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Materials Science and Engineering

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Requirements for Materials Science and Engineering
Medical School RequirementPossible Materials Science and Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) - BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Technical Elective+ - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Technical Elective+

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Core Requirement

CHEM 2080 or 2150 - Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Technical Elective+

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Outside Technical Elective+ - CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ENGRD 2700 - Can count as second ENGRD course and satisfy Advanced Math requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, and 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Materials Science and Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

+Only one of these classes can count towards an Outside Technical Elective.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

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Mechanical Engineering

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Requirements for Mechanical Engineering
Medical School RequirementPossible Mechanical Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Technical Elective+ - BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 0r 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Technical Elective+ - BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Technical Elective+.

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor). 

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Technical Elective+ - CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Math: Math 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) or Math Elective (if chosen from Department list) - BTRY 3010, CEE 3040, or ENGRD 2700

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, 2213, and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT. 
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Mechanical Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

+Mechanical Engineering requires one technical elective.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Operations Research and Engineering

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Requirements for Operations Research and Engineering
Medical School RequirementPossible Operations Research and Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor) - BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440 or 1445, and BIOG 1500

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

ORIE allows courses that have CHEM 2080 as a pre-requisite as Major Approved Elective (category A). The 3000-level BIOMG courses in the Biochemistry area all meet that requirement BIOMG 3310 and 3320 or BIOMG 3300

Upper-level Biology

(3/4 credits)

Upper-level Biology and NS courses could be used as Advisor Approved Electives* (with permission of faculty advisor).

  • Although not required, students find that taking upper level biology courses useful in understanding advanced concepts and providing greater depth of preparation for MCAT exams

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - May substitute CHEM 2080 or 2150 in place of PHYS 2214 (see note below regarding PHYS 2214) or Advisor Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Organic Chemistry courses that have CHEM 2080 as a pre-requisite may be used as Major Approved Electives (category A) - CHEM 3570, 3580, and 2510

English - writing-intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum (FWS)

  • Most medical schools will accept First-Year Writing Seminars (FWS) in fulfillment of their writing requirement; however, writing-intensive courses from other disciplines may also be acceptable. Students are encouraged to check the requirements of specific medical schools as the English requirement varies.

Math

Calculus: MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics: ENGRD 2700 - Major/Engineering Distribution Requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1110, 1112, 2213, and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

  • Students complete the 8 credits of Physics requirements by completing PHYS 1112, and PHYS 2213 lectures and PHYS 1110 lab. 
  • Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT.  If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.
  • Some medical schools may require two semesters of Physics lab. If another semester of lab is necessary a student must complete PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective* (with permission of faculty advisor).

  • The “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section of the MCAT covers topics taught in social sciences. Taking courses in Sociology, Psychology, Human Development, and Developmental Sociology can prepare students.

*Operations Research and Engineering requires 6 credits of advisor-approved electives.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based on the 2022-2023 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with Engineering Advising, major departments, or the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.