Advising Course Plan - Public Health - for PreMed Track

Requirements may differ from the ones below; depending on the medical program you may be interested, so please make sure to look at various graduate program requirements for different universities.

We highly recommend you begin looking at universities’ requirements during your 1st year as an undergraduate to better prepare you for graduate programs.

As minimal preparation you should complete BIOL 141P and BIOL 142P, CHEM 141P and CHEM 142P, CHEM 201 and CHEM 202 and PHYS 121P or  PHYS 141P and PHYS 122P or PHYS 142P. In addition, make sure you satisfy all the public health major requirements listed in the course catalog (the plan below should allow you to do this).

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141P+Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
SOCI 101S
or MATH 141Q**
Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology (or General Education Requirement)
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
1
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
PUBH 140V*Introduction to Public Health (or Language 201L course)1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142P+Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
PSYC 101S
or MATH 141Q**
Introduction to Psychology (or General Education Requirement)
Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
1
General Education Requirement**1
PUBH 140V*Introduction to Public Health (or Language 202L course)1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 8

 MATH 141Q should be taken in Second Year Fall if it was not taken in First Year and if it is required by your school of interest.

Second Year
FallUnits
PUBH 284*Foundations of Epidemiology1
CHEM 141P**General Chemistry I1
PUBH Elective* or General Education Requirement1
PUBH Elective * or General Education Requirement or General Elective course1
 Term Units4
Spring
PUBH 301*Foundations of Environmental Health Science1
CHEM 142P**General Chemistry II1
PUBH Elective* or General Education Requirement1
PHIL 316V*Bio-Medical Ethics (or General Education Requirement)1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 8

 Junior Seminar should be taken during Third Year.

Third Year
FallUnits
PUBH 303*Global Health (or Statistics+ (speak with your advisor about selecting Statistics course))1
PHYS 121P
or 141P**
College Physics I
University Physics I
1
Junior Seminar1
CHEM 301**Organic Chemistry II1
 Term Units4
Spring
PUBH 303Global Health (or Statistics+ (speak with your advisor about selecting Statistics course))1
PHYS 122P
or 142P**
College Physics II
University Physics II
1
PUBH 498*Senior Research Proposal1
CHEM 201**Organic Chemistry I1
 Term Units4
Summer
Take the MCAT exam in preparation for Medical school applications – by the end of summer before Fourth Year.  
Recommendation: Study for MCAT during Third Year and take it no later than July 31st.  
 Term Units0
Fourth Year
Fall
PUBH 499*Senior Project1
CHEM 204+Biochemistry I (if not already taken) or PUBH Elective course*1
PUBH Elective* or General Education Requirement or General Elective1
General Education Requirement or General Elective1
 Term Units4
Spring
ENSS 499Senior Seminar0.5
General Education Requirement or General Elective1
PUBH 397*Public Health Internship (or General Education Requirement or General Elective)1
PHIL 316V*Bio-Medical Ethics (or General Education Requirement or General Elective)1
General Elective0.5 to 1
 Term Units4 to 4.5
Total Unit: 16 to 16.5

Total Units for Plan:  32-32.5

+

Course counts toward both premed track and major of Public Health.

*

Course is a major requirement.

**

Course is a premed requirement.