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Requirements and Sample Schedules

As a pre-medicine student, you are required to complete the Ball State University Core Curriculum and biology, chemistry, and physics courses that meet or exceed the science requirements for admission to most medical schools.
 
Admission to a medical school is not guaranteed. In fact, only 50 percent of applicants nationwide are admitted to medical schools. So as a pre-med major, you will also need to select another major in any subject and complete its requirements.

To review complete course information, see the undergraduate catalog.  As a pre-med student, you are required to take the following courses:

40 to 42 hours

  • BIO 111 - Principles of Biology 1
  • BIO 112 - Principles of Biology 2 
  • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry 1 
  • CHEM 112 - General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 225 - Chemical Analysis
  • PHYCS 110 - General Physics 1
  • PHYCS 112 - General Physics 2
  • ZOOL 330 - Structure and Development of Vertebrates

 8-10 hours from

  • CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 232 - Organic Chemistry 2

or

  • CHEM 234 - Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 235 - Organic Chemistry 2

The following are recommended electives and should be completed in first three years of study.

  • CHEM 360 - Essentials of Biochemistry  or CHEM 463 - Principles of Biochemistry 1
  • BIO 214 - Genetics
  • BIO 215 - Cell Biology
  • BIO 313 - Microbiology
  • ANAT 201 - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
  • PHYSL 215 - Human Physiology
Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804