Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

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Planning for an application to podiatry school is both essential and critical - it is a decision that will take years of preparation. Future applicants will need to take both academic and experiential timelines into consideration well in advance to properly prepare for an application cycle. Below, you will find resources specific to pre-podiatry timelines.

Suggested Academic Timelines:

First Year


Chemical Structure & Properties with Lab

CHEM 160/161

Chemical Reactivity with Lab

CHEM 180/181

Intro Biology I with Lab

BIOL 101/111

Intro Biology II with lab

BIOL 102/112

*MATH 131 (or 161) is a pre-requisite for CHEM 260/261. If you plan on taking CHEM 260/261 by Spring Semester of Second Year, you will need to complete this pre-requisite beforehand.


Second Year 


Chemical Reactivity II with Lab

CHEM 240/241

Quantitative Methods in Chemistry with Lab

CHEM 260/261

200 Level Biology

200 Level Biology


Third Year 


Physics I with Lab

PHYS 111/111L

Physics II with Lab

PHYS 112/112L

Science Electives*

Science Electives*


Fourth Year


Science Electives*

Science Electives*

*Common science courses for podiatry school can include anatomy, microbiology, biochemistry, and more.

**From Chemistry Department Website: “Starting in Fall 2023 all students will begin the Chemistry sequence in CHEM 160+161 (replacing CHEM 101+111).  Students who began the Chemistry sequence in CHEM 101+111 prior to Fall 2023 may continue in the older course sequence, as long as they make progress in the sequence each consecutive semester, but may switch to the updated sequence as the older courses are replaced.  Students should consult with their Academic Advisor(s) as listed in LOCUS for degree requirements and options.”