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Prerequisite Coursework


Each required course must be completed with a grade of C or better.   Courses taken Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit do not count towards meeting the requirement.  Advanced placement credit is accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of units granted per course on an official transcript. In certain circumstances a limited amount of online course work not required for the major and not a prescribed course for application to medical school may be considered.  On-line courses need to be from approved universities via the 6 regional accreditors (http://www.neasc.org/; http://www.ncacasi.org/http://www.msche.org/http://www.sacs.org/http://www.wascweb.org/).  You can find out if an online school is accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education by searching the United States Department of Education database


Acceptance to the School of Medicine is conditional upon satisfactory completion of all requirements as listed by The University of Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service. In particular, if coursework or degree completion is listed as planned in the TMDSAS application, this must be accomplished. Failure to inform the Admissions Office of any changes may result in withdrawal of acceptance.


ENGLISH: A minimum of 6 semester hours of college English.


BIOLOGY:
Two years as required for science majors, one year with formal laboratory experience (minimum of 14 semester hours, or 12 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab). 


BIOCHEMISTRY:
Three semester hours or 5 quarter hours of Biochemistry is required. This requirement may be used towards fulfilling the Biological Science or Chemistry requirement. The course may be taught in the Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry department and cannot be an introductory course.


CHEMISTRY:
One year of general (inorganic) chemistry (6 semester hours of lecture, 2 semester hours of lab) and one year of organic chemistry (6 semester hours of lecture and 2 semester hours of lab) as required for science majors including the corresponding laboratory experience in both years (minimum of 16 semester hours).


PHYSICS:
One year as required for science majors including a full year of laboratory experience (minimum of 8 semester hours, 6 semester hours of lecture, 2 semester hours of lab).


STATISTICS:
A minimum of 3 semester hours of math-based statistics is required. Course content will be evaluated if not taught in a math or statistics department.