Interested in Pre-Med?

Planning for a health profession? Regardless of the major you choose, Saint Mary’s offers courses of study and advising for admission to graduate/professional programs in:

  • Medicine – human or veterinary
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Other Allied Heath fields
  • Speech Pathology
  • Audiology

Articulation agreements are available for graduate programs in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Recent graduates have been accepted into pre-med and other health programs at institutions such as Duke University Medical School, Harvard University School of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Public Health, Purdue University School of Pharmacy, and the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine.


One year of biology with labs:

BIO 153-154 Foundations of Biology I, II 8 hours

One year of general chemistry with labs:

CHEM 121-122 Principles of Chemistry I, II 8 hours

One year of organic chemistry with labs:

CHEM 221-222 Organic Chemistry I, II 8 hours

*NOTE: some programs no longer require the second semester of organic chemistry

One year of biochemistry (now required of many programs):

CHEM 324 Biochemistry (no lab) 3 hours

One year of math:

MATH 131/132 Calculus I, II 8 hours; or MATH 114/133 Introduction to Statistics/Theory and Application of Calculus 7 hours; or MATH 133/225 Foundation of Higher Mathematics 7 hours

One year of physics:

PHYS 121-122 General Physics I, II 8 hours

One year of english (not all schools)

Courses in psychology and sociology (6-9 hours)