Pre-Health Professions Prerequisite Courses
The prerequisite courses for Medical (M.D. & D.O.), Dental, Veterinary, Optometry, Pharmacy, Podiatry and Chiropractic programs are listed below. Some programs may have additional requirements beyond those listed. Be sure to check the specific requirements of each school to which you apply.
|Prerequisite Course||Farmingdale Equivalent|
|1 yr. General Biology w/ lab||BIO 130/BIO 131|
|1 yr. General Chemistry w/ lab||CHM 152/CHM 153|
|1 yr. Organic Chemistry w/ lab||CHM 270/CHM 271|
|1 yr. Physics w/ lab||PHY 135/PHY 136 or PHY 143/PHY 144|
|1 yr. of English||EGL 101/EGL 102|
|Math through Calculus I||MTH 130 or MTH 150|
|Anatomy/Physiology||BIO 270/BIO 271*|
|Microbiology (Medical)||BIO 220|
|Introductory Psychology||PSY 101|
|Introductory Sociology||SOC 122|
Programs in Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant vary greatly in their prerequisite
Be sure to check the specific requirements of each school to which you are planning to apply.
* BIO 170/BIO 171 may be substituted for current students