Pre Med Classes

7139
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7139 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

The premedical major offers the courses needed to meet the entrance requirements of essentially all schools of medicine, dentistry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and optometry. The premedical advisor organizes a premedical evaluation committee to provide evaluation letters for students applying to medical school. Premedical physics majors have very high acceptance rates into medical and professional schools. Note this program is also an excellent choice for the student interested in a prelaw curriculum.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Physics - Premedical Physics must complete the course requirements listed in the following curriculum. Because the subject matter of general physics forms a critically important foundation for all advanced physics courses, the minimum grade for satisfying the prerequisite requirements for a physics major is a grade of C for each of the following courses: PHY 1001, PHY 2002, PHY 2003, PHY 2091 and PHY 2092.

Freshman Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1
    *
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    *
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1050 Physics and Space Science Seminar
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (17 credit hours)
  • BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Sophomore Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2001 Calculus 3
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2092 Physics Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 2012 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2003 Modern Physics
    Credit Hours: 0
Junior Year
Fall (18 credit hours)
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 3210 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations and Applications
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 3011 Physical Mechanics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 3060 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
Spring (17 credit hours)
  • CSE 1502 Introduction to Software Development With C++
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 3035 Quantum Mechanics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 3440 Electromagnetic Theory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
Senior Year
Fall (13 credit hours)
  • PHY 4200 Senior Seminar 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (PHY 4xxx) Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Electives Credit Hours: 6
Spring (14 credit hours)
  • PHY 4210 Senior Seminar 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Electives Credit Hours: 10
Total Credits Required: 128

*Students will be block registered into Biological Discovery 1 (BIO 1010). Students who place into Calculus 2 (MTH 1002) are encouraged to take Physics 1 (PHY 1001) in the first semester and BIO 1010 later in the program.

Technical Electives
Choose From:
  • BIO 2110 General Genetics
    (recommended for fall of junior year)
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 3210 Mammalian Physiology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 4010 Biochemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 4110 Biochemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 4301 Cell Biology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 4550 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3301 Analytical Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 3311 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Any 3000- or 4000-level PHY course Credit Hours: 2

As the department has deemed some technical electives more important than others, students should discuss all technical elective course choices with their advisor before registration.