2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Pre-Health Professions

Requirements

General Requirements

Biology:

BIOL 10501Introductory Biology Lab I

1

BIOL 10503Introductory Biology I

3

BIOL 10511Introductory Biology Lab II

1

BIOL 10513Introductory Biology II

3

Chemistry:

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 10122General Chemistry II Laboratory

2

 

OR

 

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10123General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 20123Quantitative Analysis

3

 

CHEM 20123Quantitative Analysis

3

CHEM 30123Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 30121Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 30133Organic Chemistry II

3

Natural Sciences:

BIOL 30603Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

3

 

BIOL 40503Basic Biochemistry

3

OR

BIOL 50133Biochemistry I

3

 

BIOL 50143Biochemistry II

3

Math:

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

Physics:

PHYS 10154General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHYS 10164General Physics II with Laboratory

4

Other:

TCU Core Curriculum requirements and requirements of the major/minor.

General Suggestions

Humanities:

WRIT 30223Technical Writing and Information Design

3

HIST 40803History of Medicine and Public Health

3

PHIL 10003Philosophy One

3

PHIL 20303Moral Problems

3

PHIL 20323Bioethics

3

RELI 30723Religion and Science

3

Social Sciences:

ANTH 30373Medical Anthropology

3

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

SOCI 40523Health, Illness and Medicine

3

SOWO 30853Human Behavior and Social Environment II

3

Natural Sciences:

BIOL 30304Microbiology

4

BIOL 30404Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

BIOL 30603Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

3

BIOL 40123Genetics

3

BIOL 40133Molecular Basis of Human Disease

3

BIOL 40143Genetics Laboratory

3

BIOL 40203Histology

3

BIOL 40224Developmental Biology

4

BIOL 40403Mammalian Physiology

3

CHEM 40123Physical Chemistry I

3

CHEM 50133Biochemistry I

3

CHEM 50143Biochemistry II

3

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

COSC 10403Introduction to Programming

3

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

PSYC 30463Introductory Neuroscience

3

Other:

NTDT 20403Nutrition

3

COMM 10123Communicating Effectively

3

COMM 30153Interviewing

3

KINE 10603Anatomical Kinesiology

3

KINE 30623Biomechanics

3

KINE 30634Exercise Physiology

4

HLTH 40203Study of Human Disease

3

COSD 10303Survey of Communication Disorders

3

COSD 10343Basic Sign Language

3

COSD 30303Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

3

NURS 40053Critical Inquiry into Health Care Delivery

3

Additional Pre-Dental Courses

Two advanced biology courses as listed under general suggestions with following courses especially recommended

BIOL 30304Microbiology

4

BIOL 40123Genetics

3

BIOL 40133Molecular Basis of Human Disease

3

BIOL 40503Basic Biochemistry

3

BIOL 50133Biochemistry I

3

Additional Pre-Medical Courses

Biology (same as pre-dental)

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

CHEM 30143Organic Qualitative Analysis

3

Additional Pre-Optometry Courses

BIOL 20204Anatomy and Physiology

4

AND

BIOL 20214Anatomy and Physiology

4

OR

BIOL 30404Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

 

BIOL 30304Microbiology

4

BIOL 40403Mammalian Physiology

3

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

PSYC 30503Behavioral Research

3

 

CHEM 40503Basic Biochemistry

3

OR

CHEM 50133Biochemistry I

3

Additional Pre-Pharmacy Courses

BIOL 30304Microbiology

4

BIOL 30404Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

Additional Pre-Podiatric Courses

Same as pre-med.

Additional Pre-Veterinary Courses

BIOL 30304Microbiology

4

BIOL 30603Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

3

BIOL 40123Genetics

3

BIOL 40254Immunology

4

BIOL 50133Biochemistry I

3

BIOL 50143Biochemistry II

3

MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

ENGL 30233Creative Nonfiction Workshop I

3

OR

COMM 20113Interpersonal Communication

3

Two advanced biology courses as listed under general suggestions, especially recommended:

GPA Requirements:

To continue in the Pre-Health Professions Program (e.g., be advised by HPAC and utilize HPAC for mock interviews and recommendation letters) students MUST maintain at least a:

  1. 2.5 GPA in TCU biology and chemistry courses after their first two semesters at TCU. For most students, this consists of BIOL 10501, BIOL 10503, BIOL 10511 and BIOL 10513 and CHEM 10113 and either CHEM 10125 or CHEM 10123 and CHEM 20123.
  2. 2.8 GPA in TCU biology and chemistry courses after their first four semesters at TCU. For most students, this consists of chemistry through Organic (CHEM 30123, CHEM 30121, CHEM 30133 and CHEM 30143) and BIOL 30603.
  3. 3.1 GPA in TCU biology and chemistry courses after their first six semesters at TCU.

Important notes:

  • Students may return to the program at any time if their GPA meets or exceeds the thresholds given above. For transfer students from two-year institutions who have taken biology and chemistry, a 3.2 GPA in introductory chemistry and biology courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.6 is required for entrance into the program.
  • For transfer students from two-year institutions who have not taken biology and chemistry, a cumulative GPA of 3.7 is required for entrance into the program.
  • For transfer students from four-year institutions who have taken biology and chemistry, a 2.8 GPA in introductory chemistry and biology courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.4 is required for entrance into the program.
  • For transfer students from four-year institutions who have not taken biology and chemistry, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required for entrance into the program.
  • These are minimum requirements and in no way should be considered competitive. The average entering GPA for medical, dental and vet schools is almost always in the 3.6-3.8 range, and very few applicants are accepted with a GPA of less than 3.3.