Prerequisites

Prerequisites

What are the premed requirements for application to ULSOM?

2 semesters of General Biology with labs (no AP credit accepted)

2 semesters of General Chemistry with labs

2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs

2 semesters of Physics with labs

2 semesters of English

1 semester of Calculus or 2 semesters of College Mathematics

See the Application Process for more details.

Do you accept AP credit for premed requirements?

AP credit is accepted with an AP exam score of 4 or 5 in specific courses.

Do you accept writing intensive courses in place of the English requirement?

To fulfill the English requirement, we will accept up to one writing intensive course as a substitute for one of the 2 semesters of English requirement. Applicants are still required to complete one 3 credit hour English course. Also, only 1 semester of AP English will be accepted, and the second semester must be a writing intensive course or one 3 credit hour English course.

Are community college courses acceptable? What about online courses?

Community college courses are acceptable; however, the prerequisite, basic science courses (biology and organic chemistry)—should be taken at an accredited four-year college or university. Online courses must be taken from an accredited college or university.

    Can I apply to medical school if I have not completed all of my prerequisite course work?

    You may apply prior to completing your prerequisite coursework. However, all prerequisite course work must be completed prior to matriculation if accepted.