Premedical/Predental Option

PillsGeneral Requirements

Biology majors will be considered "intended" until they have completed the following courses (or equivalents) with a grade of C or better in each course: BIOL 1710, 2550; BOT 2050; ZOOL 2040; CHEM 1550, 1560; MATH 1200, 1210; and ENG 1270, 1280.

  • Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing and acceptance by the department.
  • Successful completion of University examinations in English, mathematics, and reading is required prior to formal acceptance into the program. A Chicago State University cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better must be attained before formal acceptance into the program.
  • The department will not accept D transfer credits in any biology or chemistry courses.
  • Achievement of a grade of C or better in all required biology courses at Chicago State University is required.
  • A maximum of one chemistry or required supportive course with a D grade earned at Chicago State University will be accepted.
  • Once enrolled at Chicago State University, biology majors may not take a major or supportive course at a two-year college.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours of work: 15 hours of Gen Ed [6 hours Composition, 6 hours Foreign Language, 3 hours Math]; 27 hours of General requirements: 9 hours Humanities, 9 hours Physical and Life Sciences, 9 hours Social Sciences (with embedded requirements of 3 hours Critical Thinking, 3 hours Diversity Course, 3 hours Fine Arts and 3 hours Interdisciplinary Courses); 56 hours in biology and chemistry, 18 hours in supportive courses; 4 hours in electives selected under departmental advisement and to include internship when appropriate; and passing the examination on the state and federal constitutions.

Specific Requirements
Required Courses in the Biological Sciences
35 credit hours
BIOL 1600, 1710, 3040, 3050, 2550, 4520; BOT 2050;
PSLY 2040, 4330, 4035; ZOOL 2040 and 2050.

Required Courses in Chemistry
16 credit hours
CHEM 1550, 1560, 2500, 2510.

Required Supportive Courses
18 credit hours
PHYS 1510, 1520; MATH 1200, 1210, 1410.

Elective Courses in Biology and Chemistry
5 credit hours.
5 hours selected from 3000 and 4000 level courses in biology or chemistry with the approval of the departmental academic advisor. At least three of these courses must be in biology.

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