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    Biology prerequisites

    Hello, I already graduated and have been working for the past year while taking a few post-bacc classes. I did not take Biology 1 and 2 courses because I had AP credit. That’s why I took an accelerated intro biology course that was only 1 semester long. My school also only offered 1 intro...
  2. D

    The best path to take??

    Hi everyone, so I'm a dietetic (clinical nutrition) student graduating this May from a Masters Program. Halfway through the program, I realized I wanted to dive way deeper into medicine and decided to shoot for medical school afterward. Here is where I'm torn... This program allows me to sit...
  3. H

    Should I take 1 quarter or 2 quarters of biochemistry?

    My school (UG) offers a 1 quarter biochem course which isn't as hard as the 2 quarter series biochem. I'm not confident in my ability to get an A in the series offering. The thing is, some dental schools ask for just 4 credits (1 quarter), while some ask for "Half-year". I don't know if 1...
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    Other OT-Related Information Advice for non-students seeking shadowing hours?

    Hello all! I currently work as a Clinical Research Coordinator in a hospital. I want to begin my shadowing hours asap, however, I wonder if this will be a bit difficult to do as I am no longer a student. My current plan is: 1) contact hospitals to volunteer (applications are currently closed but...
  5. S

    Taking Dental Pre-Reqs During the Summer

    Hi, I am planning on taking Calculus 1&2 and Physics 1&2 (without lab) during the summer. I was wondering if these courses would factor into my GPA when I apply to dental school? And would dental schools think I am taking a shortcut by taking classes at a less prestigious school than my current...
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    Is this schedule too weird for Fall 2022?

    Howdy y'all! I'm a freshman, and I'm planning out my degree right now to get all my prerequisites for the MCAT in time for me to take it my junior year. The only problem I have is that I really want to join a student organization on campus that requires a lot of dedication, which is really only...
  7. boston_3

    Application vs. Matriculation Pre-requisites

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone knew how to reliably see if a course is required at the time of application or by the time of matriculation? I was planning to finish up physics and orgo 2 during my application year, but it was brought to my attention that some courses are required when you...
  8. boston_3

    Engineering Courses for Fulfilling Physics Pre-req?

    I was wondering if anyone has used engineering courses as a non-trad student to fulfill the physics requirements? I can't seem to find a straightforward answer on how this works, so I'd love to hear from someone that has encountered this issue!
  9. Alessandra20

    prereq confusion? does it matter?

    Hello everyone :) I am pretty sure this is a stupid question but doesn’t hurt to ask but I am applying to pharmacy schools this cycle and am currently in my last year That being said, will it hurt me if I take biochem after I apply? i currently am taking genetics, Orgo lab, and bio stats and...
  10. futureorthodr

    Online Social Science Prerequisites

    Hello! I am a second-year biology major at a LAC in NC graduating in 3 years total (dual enrollment in high school). I will be taking my MCAT in early 2022 before I graduate in May 2022. Because of this, I have been arranging my MCAT prep schedule and have discovered an issue taking psychology...
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    Would this class count as an upper-level biology lab?

    I am considering taking a class called " Laboratory Techniques in Biomedical Research" that is a 400 level class in the physiology department. However, it is an online class. Would I have to take an in-person lab next year as well, or would this satisfy my upper-level biology lab requirement...
  12. D

    Does a prep course count towards a prerequisite?

    Hi everyone. So at my University, before you can take General Chemistry I and II, you are required to take the prerequisite General Chemistry Prep course which is worth 5 credits and has an accompanying lab. I’ve noticed most medical schools are pretty vague in that they don’t state the...
  13. Doctoscope

    Do I need another biochem class (esp. for some DO schools)?

    The biochem class I'm taking is UCLA's 153A, which is 1 quarter term. It's 4 quarter units, which converts to 2.67 semester units. But, some DO and MD schools require 3 semester units, which puts me under by like 0.3 units... does this mean I need another biochem class? Or will the 0.3...
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    Biology Prerequisite Minimum Requirement

    I am a Canadian student and took 1 full year biology course with lab in first year but I got less than a B-. However, I took a third year animal behaviour course (a biology course) that was a year long with lab and I got an A. I also took two other biology courses in first and second year where...
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    PsyD Admissions - Prerequisite Courses

    I am currently pursuing a master's in religious studies/theology at Yale University and plan on pursuing a PsyD after graduation. While I have a focus in pastoral care and counseling, I have not completed the prerequisite psychology courses required of PsyD applicants as I majored in an...
  16. Perchperkins

    Is it still worth asking doctors to let you shadow them during a time like this?

    This question may seem silly but I guess it’s worth asking. I’m an incoming sophomore premed student. In my freshman year I was just getting into volunteering but since COVID happened, we got sent home and the hospital suspended volunteering for a bit. Now that we are going back to college for...
  17. bsneuroscience

    English Prereq Requirement

    I took 2 semesters of dual enrollment English in high school and they also transferred to my university from the community college. They were both 100 level classes and are called English composition 1/ English composition 2. I was wondering if these classes would be okay to fulfill most med...
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    Hi everyone, I hope everyone is going through this chaos of pandemic well. I have a question regarding my prereq courses. I know that most schools require 8 semester cred of Biology. I have 7 from general bio( 2 semesters of lecture +1 semester of lab). But I have Microbio+lab(4 credit) 2...
  19. avpaddict

    Rutgers Pharmacy Prerequisites for Transfers

    Hi, I have a question about transferring into the pharmacy school! Is it true that in order to apply as a transfer student for Rutgers EMSOP, you need to complete all of the prerequisite courses BEFORE YOU APPLY? I mean, is it possible to put off the completion for some of the remaining...
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    UNE vs SCUHS Online Human Anatomy??

    Hi everyone, I need to complete the human anatomy pre-req for the school I am applying to before the end of June. I have not been able to find much information regarding the online human anatomy course offered through UNE (University of New England) and SCUHS (Southern California University of...
  21. D

    Experience with UNE online statistics?

    I have already confirmed that UNE Math 1005 will satisfy the statistics requirement. Does anyone have experience with this course?
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    Stony Brook Prerequisite

    Has anyone been accepted or interviewed at Stony Brook without finishing all of the prerequisite classes. Their website says that prerequisites must be completed by time of application rather than matriculation like other schools; but i also know that schools "reserve the right to waive any...
  23. M

    University of Florida College of Dentistry prerequisites

    Hello! I was wondering if any of you know if microbiology lab is required for UF. I have looked at their website and it says that microbio is required but they do not specify anything about the lab. If it is required or highly highly recommended then I will take it. However, microbiology lab at...
  24. T

    LMFT considering career change to Psych NP

    Hi Everyone, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I got my bachelors in psych/anthropology, and masters in counseling psych. I do not have a science bachelors, and only took Biology in undergrad. I am considering going back to school to become a Psych NP for more stability, benefits...
  25. bodog16

    Animal Nutrition Online Courses

    Animal Nutrition is a prerequisite course for one of the schools I am applying to (NCSU), but is not offered at my university. I found a few different courses online but I'm not sure which one to take. Did anyone take an online animal nutrition course through another university? looking for...
  26. O

    Biochemistry Prerequisite

    At my school I was unable to take the intro to biochemistry course (restricted to biochem majors) so instead I took a biology class considered the course equivalent. Is this enough to fill my biochem prereq or will I have to figure out how to take a course in the actual biochem dept?
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    High cum GPA but very low science GPA

    I am a junior who is finishing up a technology degree who also has an interest in pursuing medicine. My health impacted my academics drastically to the point of having a combination of over 10 D’s and F’s in Math courses. I couldn’t move forward in my program without those math courses hence so...
  28. 0613Forever

    General Admissions & OTCAS Any schools W/O 5 yrs prerequisites rule?

    Hello, everyone! I am here today to ask for some wisdom from you guys. I am currently preparing for the next admissions cycle (would like to enroll in 2020), and I am already facing couple problems as I am looking for the schools. I have graduated from UW Seattle in 2016 with B.A. in...
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    Nontraditional applicant — do all my pre-reqs from UG still count towards my application?

    Hi all, New to SDN and planning on taking the MCAT this summer. I am 31, have a PhD in health behavior from UT Austin and did a post-doc at ASU. I graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry with a 4.0 GPA. I also had a 4.0 in all of grad school. It is a...
  30. V

    Repeated Foreign Coursework

    I took some of my prerequisites (gen chem, gen bio) in another country before I transferred to the United States. My current university transferred the credits but didn't give any grade for the coursework (I guess it's P/F). And these courses were also appointed to specific courses at my current...
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    Advice on my prerequisite dilemma

    Hello all. So I did lots of searching and found some pretty helpful threads but wanted more clarification on my specific situation. I can't remember which thread it was, but a pretty knowledgeable poster commented that you should take these courses where you would perform the best. Having...
  33. mdfaithful

    Pre-requisite Coursework before matriculation

    Hi everyone! I was blessed to have one acceptance from that one interview that I have received in this cycle. I am extremely grateful and am living in absolute bliss. As much as I am enjoying this unbelievable event in my life, I have been making sure to see if I have anything I should complete...
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    New Prerequisite List Problem

    Hi all, I recently graduated and I'm currently in my gap year, working to save up for those app fees. But I just found out that one of the schools I really wanted to get into (U of AZ Tucson), changed their prerequisite list for the cycle I'm applying in. So now I'm missing 1 semester of...
  35. Z

    Even After a PhD, Passion for Medicine Still Strong... at 32!

    Hello all, around 2013, at the age of 27 I was at a crossroads, by then, I had earned my masters in business to follow my undergraduate degree; do I continue on the PhD path or should I finally stop ignoring the beast within me and pursue what I always knew I needed to do: become a medical...
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    Need advice! do I need to take this class?

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    Engineering Major - Pre Reqs for medical school?

    Hi everyone, I am a freshman at a 4 year college pursuing a degree in computer engineering. After completing my degree I would like to go to medical school. So far I’m having a couple of problems... 1) My university is more orientated towards engineering so they don’t really have anyone here...
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    BioEngineering Courses to Fulfill Biology requirement?

    My school offers several bioengineering courses that, in my opinion, cover a large amount of standard biology. There is a tissue engineering lab that I was hoping would count towards the bio requirement for med school; in it, they teach you "cell biology laboratory techniques, including...
  39. armoman898

    How to handle NO Biochemistry (but 2 semester of Orgo)

    I have taken Orgo 1 and 2 (8 credits). I did not take Biochem before I graduated :bang:. I'm a non-trad. On my AACOMAS primary, I selected "I'm not matching any course to this prerequisite" for Biochemistry, for the schools that require Biochem. I already submitted (9/12/18). I emailed a few...
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    Best route to complete prerequisites for vet school if I have already graduated

    If I am several years out of college and have already graduated with a bachelors in mechanical engineering but decided to follow my passion of becoming a vet, what is the best way to complete the prerequisite courses? Would I just be able to take courses at any university or enroll as a master's...