Pre-Health Thematic Minor

The Pre-Health Thematic Minor is designed to support the academic goals of students planning to become health professionals and who choose a non-science major.  Most non-science majors require a minor as part of the degree program and the Pre-Health Thematic Minor allows you to include your required sciences as well as more advanced study in the sciences as part of your degree.  The minor is comprised of:

  • Core courses
  • Elective, upper-division sciences (300-400 level)

The core courses are required and are:

  • First semester Organic Chemistry (CHEM 241A & 243A, which requires completion of general chemistry)
  • Second semester Physics (PHYS 103 & 182 which requires completion of PHYS 102 & 181)
  • Biochemistry (BIOC 384 or 385, which require completion of CHEM 241A & MCB 181R)

The remainder of the minor must include upper division science course work totaling 7 units.  The following courses are approved for inclusion in the Pre-Health Minor:

  • ACBS 312, ACBS 419, ACBS 420, ACBS 423, ACBS 432, ACBS 438, ECOL 320, ECOL 326, ECOL 379, ECOL 409, ECOL 432, ECOL 437, MCB 301, MCB 302, MCB 304, MCB 305, MCB 340, MCB 404, MCB 410, MCB 411, MCB 422, MCB 433, MCB 455, MCB 470, MIC 340, MIC 419, MIC 420, MIC 433, MIC 438, PCOL 423, PLS 312, PLS 333, PLS 340, PSIO 380

Substitutions may be approved by the Pre-Health Advisors to support the requirements for your health career.

Double Use of Minor Course Work: Course work in the minor cannot be double dipped with another minor or major.

The Pre-Health Thematic Minor Academic Program Requirements Report, with specific requirements, can be found in the Catalog; select the link for Undergraduate Majors, Minors, or Certificates Academic Advising Reports and expand section "P" to find the PDF for Pre-Health Thematic - Minor.

If you would like to add the Pre-Health Thematic Minor, please make an appointment with a pre-health advisor.

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