Advising Course Plan - Molecular Biology Major - Medical School Interest

Plan Option 1

It is our experience that most incoming freshmen are not prepared for more than one lab science course the first semester. This plan was developed with that in mind and indicates an effective way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and to complete the typical premedical requirements without taking two lab sciences in the First Year.

First Year
Fall
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 1301Calculus I with Review Part I1
PSYC 101S2Introduction to Psychology1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
General Education requirement1
MATH 131Q1Calculus I with Review Part 21
SOCI 101S2Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
PHYS 121P3College Physics I1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
General Education requirement1
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
PHYS 122P3College Physics II1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3024Genetics1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Junior Seminar51
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 4204Molecular Biology1
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
Elective1
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Summer I
If you intend to start MD or DO school the fall after you graduate, during the summer between Third Year and Fourth Year you should take the MCAT (after proper preparation; a prep course is offered on campus) and apply to medical schools (via online services AMCAS and/or AACOMAS). 
 Term Units0
Fall
BIOL 300- or 400-level course61
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 499Senior Project II1
Elective0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32

Plan Option 2

This plan indicates an effective way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and to complete the typical premedical requirements. This path includes 2 lab sciences the first semester so is only for highly motivated students with strong backgrounds in high school Biology, Chemistry, and Math and/or a Math SAT score ≥ 650.

First Year
Fall
BIOL 142PIntroductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
MATH 1301Calculus I with Review Part I1
CHEM 141PGeneral Chemistry I1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 141PIntroductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
General Education requirement1
MATH 131Q1Calculus I with Review Part 21
CHEM 142PGeneral Chemistry II1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 243QBiostatistics1
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
PHYS 121P2College Physics I1
General Education requirement1
 Term Units4
Spring
General Education requirement1
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry II1
PHYS 122P2College Physics II1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 3023Genetics1
Elective1
Junior Seminar41
PSYC 101S5Introduction to Psychology1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 4203Molecular Biology1
BIOL 497Research Proposal0.5
CHEM 204Biochemistry I1
SOCI 101S5Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
Elective1
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Summer I
During the summer between Third Year and Fourth Year you should take the MCAT (after proper preparation; a prep course is offered on campus) and apply to medical schools (online service). 
 Term Units0
Fall
BIOL 300- or 400-level course61
BIOL 498Senior Project I1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 499Senior Project II1
Elective0.5
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Total Unit: 32