Prerequisite Information

Prerequisite courses may be taken at a regionally accredited university, college or community college (including approved online courses) anywhere in the United States.  The following is a list of prerequisites and approved course equivalents:  (Click to download Prerequisite Review Form )
Course Prerequisite (credits)
Approved Course Equivalents

1. General Biology  1 with  lab (4 credits) or    equivalent such as:

  • Cell & Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, Human Biology, Zoology, Developmental Biology
2. General Biology 2 with lab (4 credits) or equivalent such as:
  • Genetics, Immunology, Embryology, Histology, Pathophysiology
3. General Chemistry 1 with lab (4 credits)

4. General Chemistry 2 with lab (4 credits)  or equivalent such as:
  • Organic Chemistry,  Biochemistry
5. Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 credits)  or equivalent such as:
  • Human Anatomy, Functional Anatomy , Anatomy , Mammalian Anatomy
  • Vertebrate Anatomy, and Comparative Anatomy only count if the applicant submits a catalog course description or syllabi reflecting that the course has a focus on the human
6. Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 credits) or equivalent such as:
  • Human Physiology , or Physiology
7. Microbiology (4 credits)  or equivalent such as:
  • Combination of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology
8. Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology (3 credits) or
  • Combination of Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology/Child Development
  • Psychology CLEP Test
9. Any college math (e.g. college mathematics, algebra, trigonometry, finite mathematics, pre-calculus, calculus) or statistics course (3 credits)
10. English Composition (3 credits)or equivalent such as:
  • English 1 Writing or College Writing or Writing Seminar Rhetoric
11. Medical Terminology - (1 credit)  [can be taken as an independent-study at Philadelphia University and may be taken after being accepted into the Program]


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