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Pre-Health Guides

These plans are offered as a general guide of how one might fulfill degree requirements while fulfilling prerequisites for most medical school admission. Students should use these as a starting point for planning, should discuss options with Engineering Advising and their Major, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

These Engineering Pre-Health Guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements. For the most up to date information, consult with major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

 

2017-2018 Pre-Health Guides below

Biological Engineering

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 Medical School Requirement 

Possible Biological Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Requirement

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Major Requirement

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Major Requirement

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Advisor Approved Elective (with permission from faculty advisor)

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 - Major Requirement

CHEM 3580, CHEM 3530, CHEM 2510 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission from faculty advisor)

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700 - Engineering Distribution Requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

BE students can petition PHYS 2208 to fulfill PHYS 2213.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

Biomedical Engineering

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Medical School RequirementPossible Biomedical Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

BIOMG 1350 - Major Requirement

BME 2010 - Major Requirement

BIOG 1500 - Major Requirement

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Courses BME 3010-4020 can satisfy this requirement

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Additional Course

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

BME students can petition CHEM 3530 or CHEM 3570 to satisfy the CHEM 1570 requirement.

If a student intends to complete a full year of Organic Chemistry in preparation for medical school, CHEM 3580 would be an additional course.

CHEM 2510 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor). Note: 50% of medical schools require 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry.

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

BTRY 3010 - Major Requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

If students elect to take PHYS 2214, it would be an additional course.  Information covered in PHYS 2214 is recommended for the MCAT. If a student chooses not to take PHYS 2214, it is strongly encouraged that the student self-studies information covered in the course.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

 

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook

Chemical Engineering

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Medical School RequirementPossible Chemical Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Approved Elective - Bio

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

BIOMG 3300 - Major Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080/CHEM 2150 - Major Requirement

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 - Major Requirement

CHEM 3580 - Major Approved Elective with permission of faculty advisor

CHEM 2510 - Major Requirement

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

ENGRD 2700 or CEE 3040

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

Civil Engineering

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Medical School Requirement Possible Civil Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

BIOG 1440/ BIOMG1350 fulfills the Additional Science Requirement.

Civil Engineering students would need the additional biology requirement and BIOG 1500 to fulfill 8 credits. All courses would be acceptable as Advisor-Approved Electives (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

BIOMI 2900 could be used in place of CEE 4510 by petition.

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - May substitute CHEM 2080 in place of PHYS 2214. 

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Electives (with permission of faculty advisor).

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Math:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700 (as an option by petition)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and PHYS 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Computer Science

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Medical School RequirementPossible Computer Science Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Major Approved Elective or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Major Approved Technical Elective

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Major Approved Technical Elective

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570, CHEM 3850, CHEM 3590, CHEM 3530 - Technical Elective or External Specialization Elective.

CHEM 2510 - Major Approved Elective or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

ECON 3130 or ENGRD 2700 (CS Probability Requirement)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CS students can petition PHYS 2208 to replace PHYS 2213.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Medical School RequirementPossible Electrical and Computer Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

ECE students can use two Biology courses to fulfill Advisor-Approved Electives (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

ECE students can use a Biochemistry course to satisfy one Outside ECE Technical Elective.  

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Additional course.

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Additional Course.

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

ECE students can take two organic chemistry courses to fulfill Outside ECE Technical Electives.

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

ENGRD 2700 - Can be used to finish ENGRD requirement.

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and PHYS 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Engineering Physics

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Medical School RequirementPossible Engineering Physics Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor) or

Major Approved Elective - If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor) or

Major Approved Elective - If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor) or

Major Approved Elective - If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Math:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

ENGRD 2700 - Engineering Distribution Requirement or

Advisor-Approved Electives or

Major Approved Elective - If approved by the Director of Undergraduate Study.

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and PHYS 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Environmental Engineering

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 Medical School Requirement Possible Environmental Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

BIOMG 1350/BIOG 1440 would fulfill the Intro Biology requirement. Students would need the additional biology requirement and BIOG 1500 to fulfill 8 credits.

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

BIOMI 2900 could be used in place of CEE 4510.

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 3570 - Major Requirement.

CHEM 3580 and CHEM 2510 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

English - writing intensive (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

CEE 3040 or ENGRD 2700 (as option by petition)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 - Engineering Common Curriculum.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

 

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Information Science, Systems, and Technology

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Medical School RequirementPossible Information Science, Systems and Technology Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Students can petition to substitute CHEM 2080 to fulfill PHYS 2214.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Materials Science and Engineering

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Medical School RequirementPossible Materials Science and Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Outside Technical Elective*

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Outside Technical Elective*

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Core Requirement

CHEM 2080 - Outside Technical Elective *

CHEM 2150 - Outside Technical Elective*

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

3 credits can count toward Materials Application Elective.

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Core Requirement

Statistics:

ENGRD 2700 - Can count as second ENGRD course and satisfies Advanced Math requirement by petition.

CEE 3040

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor)

* Only one of these classes can count towards an Outside Technical Elective.

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Mechanical Engineering

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Medical School RequirementPossible Mechanical Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Common Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Students may substitute CHEM 2080 in place of PHYS 2214. 

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Math:

Math 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Operations Research and Engineering

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Medical School RequirementPossible Operations Research and Engineering Placement

Biology (8 credits)

Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

ORIE allows courses that have CHEM 2080 as a pre-requisite as Major Approved Elective (category A). 

The 3000-level BIOMG courses in the Biochemistry area all meet that requirement.

NS 3200 can be an Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Upper-level Biology and NS courses could be used as Advisor-Approved Electives (with permission of faculty advisor).

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Core Curriculum

CHEM 2080 or CHEM 2150 - Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor) or can take in place of PHYS 2214 in Engineering Common Curriculum with petition.

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

Organic Chemistry courses that have CHEM 2080 as a pre-requisite may be used as Major Approved Electives (category A).

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Common Curriculum

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

ENGRD 2700 - Engineering Distribution Requirement

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and 2214 - Engineering Common Curriculum

ORIE students may petition PHYS 2208 to fulfill PHYS 2213.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement or Advisor-Approved Elective (with permission of faculty advisor).

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook. 

Science of Earth Systems

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Medical School RequirementPossible Science of Earth Systems Placement

Biology (8 credits)

BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440 fulfill the biology course requirement for the major.

Additional biology course may be used toward Advisor-Approved Course in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or Natural Science (with permission of faculty advisor), or towards the student’s Advisor-Approved Electives or Outside Major Elective.

Biochemistry (3/4 credits)

SES majors concentrating on Biogeochemistry could count biochemistry towards concentration course requirements (with faculty advisor approval).

Students concentrating in other concentrations could count a course in biochemistry as an Advisor-Approved Elective or Outside Major Elective.

Upper-level Biology (3/4 credits)

Could count as an Advisor-Approved Elective or Outside Major Elective.

General Chemistry (8 credits)

CHEM 2090 - Engineering Core Curriculum

CHEM 2080 - Major requirement

Organic Chemistry (8 credits)

SES majors could count courses as Outside Major Electives or Advisor-Approved Electives.

English - writing intensive              (6 credits)

Engineering Core Requirement

Math

Calculus:

MATH 1910 - Engineering Common Curriculum

Statistics:

A statistics course may be used toward Advisor-Approved Course in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, or Natural Science (with permission from faculty advisor), or towards the student’s Advisor-Approved Electives or Outside Major Elective.

General Physics (8 credits)

PHYS 1112 and PHYS 2213 and PHYS 2214. SES majors who take PHYS 2214 are exempted from a second semester of chemistry (typically CHEM 2080 or CHEM 1570), though students interested in pre-health will need to complete additional chemistry.

Social Science

Liberal Studies Requirement

These Engineering Pre-health guides are based off of the 2017-2018 degree requirements.  For the most up to date information, consult with the major departments and the current Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.