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:

Course Prerequisite Approved Course Equivalents
1. General Biology  1 or equivalent such as:
  • Cell & Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, Human Biology, Zoology, Developmental Biology
2. General Biology 2 or equivalent such as:
  • Genetics, Immunology, Embryology, Histology, Pathophysiology
3. General Chemistry 1
4. General Chemistry 2 or equivalent such as:
  • Organic Chemistry,  Biochemistry
5. Anatomy and Physiology 1 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 or equivalent such as:
  • Human Physiology , or Physiology
7. Microbiology or equivalent such as:
  • Combination of Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology
8. Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology 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
10. English Composition or equivalent such as:
  • English 1 Writing or College Writing or Writing Seminar Rhetoric
11. Medical Terminology (can be taken as an independent-study at Philadelphia University and may be taken after being accepted into the Program)