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Premedical Coursework

Mapping Your Coursework and Preparation


We recommend that you first go to your college’s advisement center for an outline of classes required for your major. The Preprofessional Advisement Center will then be able to assist you in planning out specific prerequisite courses and other premedical preparation.

Below is a list of BYU coursework that, generally, fulfills prerequisites for most medical schools. This is not a comprehensive list. We strongly encourage you to utilize our office services to help you, and consult the AAMC, AACOM, and TMDSAS guides to medical schools (available in our office, on course reserve at BYU’s Library, or for purchase online) and with individual schools’ websites for specific requirements.

Premedical Courses

Courses Required Before Medical School Matriculation

  • English (at least two classes, usually fulfilled by your major and GE requirements, consult the schools you are planning on applying to and/or the official medical school guides)
  • Math (requirements vary, consult the schools you are planning on applying to and/or the official medical school guides)
  • Humanities/Social Sciences (requirements vary, consult the schools you are planning on applying to and/or official medical school guides)