PreMedicine Curriculum

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PreMedicine Curriculum:

Pre-Medicine is a track made up of courses required for entry to medical school, along with those for bachelor’s degree and major of your choice. This prepares you for admission into a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program.


  • It is best to take CHEM 130 and BIOL 150 is the same semester. At KU, students can only take BIOL 150 concurrently or after they have completed a semester of college Chemistry (CHEM 130).
  • Students interested in PreMedicine at KU with the idea of graduating in 4 years, it is best to come calculus eligible (Math ACT 26+ or transfer College Algebra credit) so you can begin taking science coursework your first semester.
  • The KU School of Medicine accepts the CHEM 331 - Organic Chemistry I, as meeting their organic lab requirement, without needing the CHEM 336 Organic II lab.  Lectures for both are required. 
  • Plan to complete all PreMed track courses by the end of your Junior year, as they cover content needed for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

1st Fall 

1st Spring 

2nd Fall 

2nd Spring 

3rd Fall 

3rd Spring 

Chemistry I 

Chemistry II 

Organic I 

Organic II 

Physics I 

Physics II 

Biology I 

Biology II 

Organic I Lab 

Organic II Lab 
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Curriculum Facts:

  • Course Repeat is not accepted.
  • Credit/NoCredit is not allowed within the PreMedicine track courses.
  • KU Core - take PSYC 104 for Goal 3S, and SOC 104 for Goal 4.1 - for MCAT.
  • MCAT also uses knowledge from BIOL 600 - Biochemistry.
  • Additional recommended courses - calculus, statistics, microbiology, immunology, and mammalian physiology
    Microbiology is a prerequisite for immunology courses at KU.

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