Commonly Required Courses
These are typical requirements and recommendations for applying to medical schools. If you are interested in applying to programs in one of the other health profession areas (dental, pharmacy, PA, PT, OT, optometry, podiatry, etc.) please review the recommended courses for that specific area.
The health professional schools themselves provide the most accurate and up-to-date source of information. Students should begin researching specific requirements of health professional schools they are interested in early in their academic careers and continue this research through their academic careers as health professional schools typically update their required and recommended courses on an annual basis.
Students should also review Loyola department websites and LOCUS to determine relevant pre-requisites for courses listed below and what terms these courses are typically offered.
The professional association websites listed to the right are additional resources that will likely be of value.
|Biology||General Biology I||BIOL 101 & 111|
|General Biology II||
BIOL 102 & 112
BIOL 366 or CHEM 361
|Chemistry||Chemical Structure & Properties w/lab||CHEM 160 & 161|
|*Updated chemisty sequence Fall 2023||Chemical Reactivity I w/lab||CHEM 180 & 181|
|Chemical Reactivity II w/lab||CHEM 240 & 241|
|Quantitative Methods in Chemistry w/lab||CHEM 260 & 261|
|Biochemistry||CHEM 361 or CHEM 370 or BIOL 366|
PHYS 111 & 111L or PHYS 125 & 125L
PHYS 112 & 112L or PHYS 126 & 126L
|Math||College Algebra||MATH 117|
|Statistics||STAT 103 or or STAT 203 or PSYC 304 or STAT 335|
|Calculus||*MATH 131 (or 161) is a pre-requisite for CHEM 260/261|
|English Composition||Freshman Composition||UCWR 110|
|Upper Level Composition Course||One Writing Intensive Course|
|Social Science||Sociology||SOCL 101|
Occasionally required courses include (but are not limited to):
Molecular Genetics, Molecular Biology, Calculus, Additional Behavioral Sciences