Page 433

PRE-HEALTH PROGRAMS 433

If time permits within a student’s major curriculum, the following courses are recommended: • • • • • • •

Applied Statistics (MATH 213) Organic Chemistry III & Lab (CHEM 323/324) Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy & Lab (BIOL 292/293) Histology & Lab (BIOL 320/321) Animal Physiology & Lab (BIOL 368/369) Genetics & Lab (BIOL 345/346) Structural Biochemistry (CHEM 366)

Advising Students participating in a pre-health program are assigned two pre-health advisors. The primary academic advisor assists students in scheduling courses appropriate for their chosen major curriculum. The Director of the Pre-Health Advising Program acts as a secondary advisor for all pre-health students, preparing students to become qualified professional school applicants and making recommendations on their behalf in collaboration with other faculty evaluators. Early Acceptance A three-year option is available to extraordinary students who have completed three years of undergraduate study at Gannon University (a minimum of 96 credits including all of the liberal studies core requirements), and have achieved early acceptance to an accredited health professional school. The student must petition the Director of the Pre-Health Advising Program, who in consultation with the Dean of the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, may award a Bachelor of Science degree in health science upon completion of the first year of study at an accredited health professional school. The student must submit an official transcript showing completion of the first year of coursework to the Gannon University Registrar, who will forward it to the Director for review. Upon the Director’s and Dean’s approval, a B.S. in health science will be awarded to the student.

PRE-PHARMACY Students participating in this program who complete a minimum of 60 credits will be eligible to apply to any of the 136 accredited pharmacy schools across the U.S. After completing the first semester, students should begin to think about what pharmacy school(s) they would like to apply to, and look up the prerequisite coursework to ensure it is included in the undergraduate curriculum. Students planning to complete a traditional four-year degree should select an academic major upon completion of their third semester. For these students, courses selected after the freshman year will depend upon the student’s final choice of major. GU Undergraduate Entry Requirements: •

Completion of four years of science courses at the high school level (biology and chemistry courses are required, while physics is highly recommended) Completion of four years of math courses at the high school level Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale Minimum SAT score of 1130 (new SAT)/1050 (old SAT) or ACT composite score of 23

• • •

Curriculum

3 1

FRESHMAN First Semester Molecular and Cellular Biology/ BIOL 122 Molecular and Cell. Biology Lab/ BIOL 123

3 1

Second Semester Animal Form and Function/ BIOL 124 Animal Form and Function Lab/ BIOL 125

2017 2018 Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog  
2017 2018 Gannon University Undergraduate Catalog