Advising Course Plan - Biology Major - Medical School Interest

Plan for Students Interested in Medical School (MD, DO) - Chemistry First Plan

This is an alternate plan for Biology pre-medical students who want to complete Biochemistry before taking the MCAT and avoid a year between Stetson and medical school but may not be prepared for two lab science courses during the first semester.  Students who take this path should have a good background in Chemistry and Math from high school and a math SAT score between 600 and 650. 

First Year
FallUnits
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 125Q1Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
MATH 1301Calculus I with Review Part I1
General Education requirement1
BIOL 100Current Perspectives Biology0.0
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I1
PSYC 101SIntroduction to Psychology1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 244Introductory Biology III: Ecology and Evolution1
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
PHYS 121PCollege Physics I1
Junior Seminar21
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course31
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
PHYS 122PCollege Physics II1
General Education requirement1
Elective41
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Fall
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
General Education requirement1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 300 or 400 level course1
BIOL 499Senior Seminar0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32
1

The timing of the Math course is not critical; it can be taken at a later time. Some students may place into, and wish to take, MATH 141Q.

2

The Junior Seminar can be taken in the spring instead of  the fall.

3

You should consider taking CHEM 304 in the spring of the third year.

4

During the spring of the third year or fourth year, you will need to take another 0.5 or 1 unit course to average 4 units per semester.