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Sample Course Schedules

Five suggested sequences of science courses are printed below. All of these schedules enable you to complete the required science courses by the end of the junior year if you need to take the MCAT then. The schedules assume that you do not have AP credit in math or science, and that more than two lab courses in one semester is too heavy a course load. These examples are offered just as possibilities. Other course plans would be equally feasible. Be sure to consult with your faculty advisor to plot out your distribution, major, and premedical requirements in a way that makes sense, is reasonable, and meets your academic goals.

If you plan to wait a year after graduation before attending medical school, the MCAT may be taken in the spring of your senior year and the science courses distributed throughout all four years.

Schedule A
Year Fall Spring
Freshman Year Bio 1
Math 15
Bio 2
Stat 11
Psych 1
Sophomore Year Chem 10
Anth 43E
Chem 22
(Non-calculus-based Physics I and II at summer school)
Junior Year Chem 32 Chem 38
MCAT
Schedule B
Year Fall Spring
Freshman Year Bio 1
Math 15
Bio 2
Psych 1
Sophomore Year Physics 3a or 3L
Chem 10
Soc/Anth
Physics 4 or 4L
Chem 22
Junior Year Chem 32
Stat 11
Chem 38
MCAT
Schedule C
Year Fall Spring
Freshman Year Chem 10
Math 15
Psych 1
Chem 22
Math 25
Sophomore Year Chem 32
Bio 1
 

Chem 38
Bio 2

Soc/Anth

Junior Year Physics 3 or 3L
Stat 11
Physics 4 or 4L
MCAT
Schedule D
Year Fall Spring
Freshman Year Bio 1
Chem 10
Math 15
Bio 2
Chem 22
Psych 1
Sophomore Year Chem 32
Physics 3 or 3L
 

Chem 38
Physics 4 or 4L

Soc/Anth

Junior Year (Possible Study Abroad) Stat 11
MCAT
Schedule E
Year Fall Spring
Freshman Year

Math 15
Chem 10
Physics 5b

Math 25
Chem 22
Physics 7
Sophomore Year Chem 32
Physics 8
Chem 38
Psych 1
Junior Year Bio 1
Soc/Anth
Bio 2
Stat 11
MCAT

Notes:

  • a. Physics I and II may also be taken at summer school as in Schedule A.
  • b. Physics 5 is a prerequisite to Physics 7, but does not satisfy the physics requirement for medical, dental or veterinary school.