*Please refer to undergraduate catalog for course options. **Choice of Biology Electives restricted; please consult with advisor (options may include: Human Gross Anatomy and Lab (BIOL 365/366), Microbiology and Lab (BIOL 331/332), Cell Biology and Lab (BIOL 375/376), Histology and Lab (BIOL 320/321), or Immunology and Lab (BIOL 338/339)). Total Credits: 129-135
PRE-MEDICAL (ALLOPATHIC & OSTEOPATHIC), PRE-DENTAL, PRE-PODIATRY, PRE-OPTOMETRY, PRE-CHIROPRACTIC, PRE-VETERINARY These programs prepare students for admission to any Medical, Dental, Podiatric, Optometric, Chiropractic, or Veterinary School in the United States. Professional schools ordinarily require at least two semesters of biology with laboratories, four semesters of chemistry with laboratories, and two semesters of physics with laboratories. Gannon's pre-professional health programs have a tradition of excellence. Over the past five years, 73% of all Gannon students applying to health professional schools were accepted. Admission Requirements *
Completion of four years of science courses at the high school level. Two of these science courses must be Biology and Chemistry. Physics is highly recommended.
Completion of four years of math courses at the high school level.
Minimum SAT score of 1050 or a composite ACT score of 23
Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0.
Curriculum Most students complete the Biology or Chemistry major curriculum, but other Science majors are viable options for students desiring admission into Health Professional Schools. Nonscience majors may also become candidates for admission if they have taken the appropriate science courses required by the school to which they apply. Premedical subjects required by U.S. Medical Schools are listed in the book Medical School Admission Requirements, published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. If time permits within a student's major curriculum, the following courses are recommended: Applied Statistics (MATH 213), Organic Chemistry III (CHEM 323), Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BIOL 292), Histology (BIOL 320), Animal Physiology (BIOL 368), Genetics (BIOL 345) and Structural Biochemistry (CHEM 366) with corresponding labs if offered. Freshman Year Curriculum (Numerals in front of courses indicate credits) First Semester 4 Molecular Cellular Biology & Lab/ BIOL 122,123 4 General Chemistry I & Lab/ CHEM 111,112 3 Precalculus or Calculus I/MATH 135 or 140 3 College Comp/LENG 111 First-Year Seminar __2 16
4 4 3 3 __3 17
Second Semester Animal Form & Func & Lab/ BIOL 124,125 General Chemistry II & Lab/ CHEM 114,115 Calculus I, Calculus II, or Applied Statistics/MATH 140, 141 or 213 Crit Analysis & Comp/LENG 112 Hist of West & World/LHST 111
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013