Biology programs


Northwestern’s pre-medicine program prepares a student for entrance into a medical school and an eventual career as a physician, surgeon or osteopath. Other possibilities include eventual research positions in graduate school, government agencies, state health agencies, industry and in related scientific fields such as physiology, microbiology, genetics or cell and molecular biology. The specific courses that will meet the admissions requirements of most of the American medical schools are as follows:

Recommended courses
Advanced biology elective (Human Physiology preferred): 4 credits
BIO 116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
CHE 111 - General Chemistry
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 322 - Organic Chemistry
PHY 111 - General Physics I
PHY 112 - General Physics II
Choose one course: 3-4 credits
MAT 111QR - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences
MAT 112QR - Calculus I
MAT 116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
Total credits recommended: 35-36