2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Medicine Program

In addition to general graduation requirements at Ball State, students wishing to complete this major must take biology, chemistry, and physics courses that meet or exceed the science requirements for admission to most medical schools. Some medical schools also require general psychology and sociology. Because admission to a medical school is not guaranteed (only 45 percent of applicants nationwide are admitted to medical schools), each pre-med student should complete another major in any subject.

The following courses are recommended for elective credit in the first three years: mathematics; BIO 214, BIO 313, BIO 444; ANAT 201 and PHYS 215. Except when required to complete an undergraduate major, courses in human anatomy, human physiology, medical bacteriology, medical biochemistry, and medical pharmacology will not be accepted by the School of Medicine as part of the 94 liberal arts credits.

Students should take the Medical College Admission Test in the spring or summer, twelve to fifteen months before they hope to enroll in medical school and should formally apply for admission to medical school that same summer, twelve months in advance.

Premedical counseling is available in the Department of Biology.

Pre-Medicine Program (BA/BS)

55-59 credits

BIO 111Principles of Biology 1

4

BIO 112Principles of Biology 2

4

BIO 215Cell Biology

3

BIO 315Methods in Cell Biology

2

CHEM 111General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM 112General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM 225Chemical Analysis

3

CHEM 231Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 1

3

CHEM 232Organic Chemistry for Molecular-Based Sciences: Part 2

3

CHEM 241Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1: Fundamental Techniques

1

CHEM 242Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2: Synthesis and Characterization

1

or

CHEM 234Organic Chemistry 1

5

CHEM 235Organic Chemistry 2

5

CHEM 360Essentials of Biochemistry

3

and

CHEM 361Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

1

or

CHEM 463Principles of Biochemistry 1

3

CHEM 464Principles of Biochemistry 2

3

PHYC 110General Physics 1

4

PHYC 112General Physics 2

4

PSYS 100Introduction to Psychological Science

3

SOC 100Principles of Sociology

3

ZOOL 330Structure and Development of Vertebrates

5

Total Credit Hours: 55-59