The courses required for admission to medical school are listed below, along with their Binghamton University equivalents. With the exception of English, the remaining coursework is covered on the MCAT. Therefore, you need to complete biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, medical anthropology, statistics, and physics prior to taking the MCAT. There are several ways you can create a course schedule in order to complete these course requirements in a timely manner. These, as well as other information, are discussed in the 2023-2024 First- and Second-Year Pre-Health Handbook
Online courses: Some professional schools do not accept online science courses, especially those with online labs. It is the student's responsibility to check the requirements for each school to which they are applying.
Medical School Curriculum Requirements
Course Rubric & Number
|Biology (1 year)||
BIOL 113, BIOL 114, and BIOL 115*.
|Chemistry (1 year)||
Option A: CHEM 104, 105, & 106
Option B CHEM 107-108
Option C: CHEM 111 and 341
You must choose among options A, B, and C. You may not switch between sequences. Be sure to check with your intended major to learn if there is a preferred sequence for that major.
|Organic Chemistry (1 year)||CHEM 231, CHEM 332 & CHEM 335 (lab)|
|Physics (1 year)||PHYS 121 & PHYS 122 (or PHYS 131 & PHYS 132)|
|English (1 year)||Any course in English (ENG), Rhetoric (RHET), Writing (WRIT), Creative Writing (CW) or Comparative Literature (COLI) departments.|
|Calculus (1 semester)||MATH 224 & 225
Since math requirements may vary by school, students should verify admission requirements before applying.
|Biochemistry (1 semester)||
BIOL 304 or BCHM 403 or BIOL 403*
|Statistics (1 semester)||MATH 147 or PSYC 243 or BME 340 (only available to students in the Biomedical Engineering Program)|
|Psychology (1 semester)||PSYC 111|
|ANTH 240 (2 credit online course- offered only during the winter & summer sessions. This course was specifically designed for BU students preparing for the MCAT. It's not required for medical school).|
- BIOL 115 or its FRI equivalent:https://www.binghamton.edu/first-year-research-immersion/how-it-works/course-sequence.html