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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
Biochemistry CHM 380
Genetics BIO 343
Introductory Psychology PSY 101
Introductory Sociology SOC 122

Programs in Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant vary greatly in their prerequisite requirements.
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