Prerequisite Information

Prerequisite courses may be taken at a regionally or nationally accredited university, college or community college (including approved online courses) anywhere in the United States.  Sciences courses should be for science or health majors. The following is a list of prerequisites and approved course equivalents:  (Click to download Prerequisite Review Form) NOTE:  All prerequisite courses MUST be completed at a US Institution and must be within the last 10 years.

  • Biology: 8 credits minimum (lab preferred)

    • Pre-approved course options: General Biology 1, General Biology 2, Cell & Molecular Biology Organismal Biology, Human Biology, Zoology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Embryology, Histology, Pathophysiology, Pathology, AP credit

 

  • Chemistry: 8 credits minimum (lab preferred)

    • Pre-approved course options: General Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 2, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry

 

  • Anatomy & Physiology: 8 credits minimum (lab preferred)

    • Pre-approved course options: Anatomy & Physiology 1, Anatomy & Physiology 2, Human or Functional Anatomy, Mammalian/Vertebrate Anatomy, Human Physiology

    • Note: a combination of Anatomy & Physiology as two separate courses will be counted as long as there is an Anatomy component and Physiology component. Also, all Anatomy and Physiology courses must have a human focus.

 

  • Microbiology: 4 credits minimum (lab preferred)

 

  • Psychology: 3 credits minimum

    • Pre-approved course options: Intro to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, AP Psychology

 

  • Statistics/Mathematics: 3 credits minimum (Statistics preferred)

    • Pre-approved course options: Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Intro to Calculus, Calculus I, Biostatistics, AP Calculus

 

  • College Writing: 3 credits minimum

    • Pre-approved course options: English Composition, English 1, Writing, Writing Seminar, Composition and Rhetoric

 

  • Medical Terminology: 1 credit minimum

    • Note: can be taken as an independent-study at Philadelphia University after being accepted into the Program.