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BA/MD Pre-Med Science Core

The "BA/MD Pre-Medical Science Core" is a group of physical sciences and math that are foundational coursework for:

  • pre-med students
  • preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • pre-requisites for admission to the UNM School of Medicine (SOM)
  • in which all coursework must be successfully completed with a standard letter grade of a C or better

Since you, as the student, must assume FULL RESPONSIBILITY for meeting all graduation requirements, we recommend that you keep your advisement documents in a safe place. You may need to refer back to these documents when meeting with various advisors on campus.

Course List for Option I and II (45 hrs)

Mathematics (6 hours)
  • Math 180: Calculus for the Life Sciences
  • Stat 145: Intro to Statistics
Biology (12 hours)
  • Biol 201 / L: Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Biol 202 / L: Genetics
  • Biol 204 / L: Plant and Animal Form and Function
General Chemistry (8 hours)
  • Chem 121 & 123 L: General Chemistry I & Lab                
  • Chem 122 & 124 L: General Chemistry II & Lab
Organic Chemistry (8 hours)
  • Chem 301 & 303 L: Organic Chemistry I & Lab               
  • Chem 302 & 304 L: Organic Chemistry II & Lab
Physics (8 hours)
  • Physics 151 & 151 L: General Physics I and Lab               
  • Physics 152 & 152 L: General Physics II and Lab
Biochemistry (3 hours)
  • Biochem 423: Introductory Biochemistry

Course List for Option III (61 hours)

Calculus (6 hours)
  • Math 180 and 181: Elements of Calculus I & II
  • Stat 145: Intro to Statistics (students falling under the 2015/2016 and beyond catalog)
General Biology (16 hours)
  • Biol 201 / L: Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Biol 202 / L: Genetics
  • Biol 203 / L: Ecology and Evolution
  • Biol 204 / L: Plant and Animal Form and Function
General Chemistry (8 hours)
  • Chem 121 & 123 L: General Chemistry I & Lab
  • Chem 122 & 124 L: General Chemistry II & Lab
Organic Chemistry (8 hours)
  • Chem 301 & 303 L: Organic Chemistry I & Lab
  • Chem 302 & 304 L: Organic Chemistry II & Lab
Physics (8 hours)
  • Physics 151 & 151 L: General Physics I and Lab
  • Physics 152 & 152 L: General Physics II and Lab
Biochemistry (3 hours)
  • Biochem 423: Introductory Biochemistry
Anatomy & Physiology (8 hours)
  • Biol 237 & 247L: Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
  • Biol 238 & 248L: Human Anatomy and Physiology II for the Health Sciences
Microbiology (4 hours)
  • Biol 239 / L: Microbiology for Health Sciences and Non-Majors