Students who plan to apply to schools of dentistry, medicine, optometry, and osteopathy typically major in a natural science (e.g., biology) or social science (e.g., psychology). In order to be prepared for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), students should complete the following sequence of courses:
Required Courses (32 Credits)
- BIO 101 - Principles of Biology I - 4 credits
- BIO 101 - Principles of Biology II - 4 credits
- CPC 101 - General Chemistry I - 4 credits
- CPC 102 - General Chemistry II - 4 credits
- CPC 201 - Organic Chemistry I - 4 credits
- CPC 202 - Organic Chemistry II - 4 credits
- CPP 101 - General Physics I - 4 credits
- CPP 102 - General Physics II - 4 credits
Additional required Courses for MCAT Preparation (9 credits)
- CPC 311 - Biochemistry I - 3 credits
- PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits
- SAS 103 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
Other Required Courses (9 credits)
- LLE 101 - English Composition I - 3 credits
- LLE 102 - English Composition II - 3 credits
- MAT 261 - Statistics for Social Science Majors - 3 credits
Recommended Courses (12-20 credits)
- MAT___ - Calculus** or above - 4 credits
- BIO 211 - Genetics - 3 credits
- BIO 228 - Microbiology - 3 credits
- BIO 318 - Cellular & Molecular Biology - 4 credits
- PSY 351 - Biological Psychology - 3 credits
- ____ - Couse in Ethics - 3 credits
Total Credits: 62-70
- Each medical school sets its own requirements for admission.
- The requirements listed above are minimums only.
- These courses do NOT satisfy the requirements to graduate from Touro College. Students must choose a Touro College major.
- It is recommended that pre-med students do volunteer field experience in an Emergency room and hospital setting, shadow a physician, and do laboratory research.
- Social Science/Humanities is generally interpreted to include economics, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology.
* taken outside of Touro
** required by some medical schools