Pre-Requisites

Below are listed the most common pre-requisites for the MCAT and medical schools and the Bradley courses which will satisfy them. Be aware that each medical school may establish their own specific pre-requisites which may vary from this list, so it is your responsibility to carefully research the admission requirements for schools to which you plan to apply. Pre-requisite courses may be taken as part of a Bradley major, minor, Bradley Core or free electives. Work with your academic advisor and Dr. Bennett to plan the best timing and sequence for completing pre-requisites for medical schools. It is highly recommended that these courses be completed BEFORE attempting the MCAT. All science courses should be taken with labs unless otherwise noted.

See MSAR (Medical School Admissions Requirements) or Osteopathic Medical College Information Book for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells and BIO 152: Lab
    or BIO 111: Introduction to Cell Biology and BIO 113: Lab
  • BIO 251: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity and BIO 252: Lab
    or BIO 112: Introduction to Ecology & Evolution and BIO: 114 Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology
    • BIO 381: Comparative Animal Physiology
      or BMS 465: Medical Physiology and BMS 466: Human Anatomy
      or BIO 230: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 232: Human Anatomy & Physiology II (labs optional)
  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I and CHM 111: Lab
  • CHM 116: General Chemistry II and CHM 117: Lab
  • CHM 252: Organic Chemistry I and CHM 253: Lab
  • CHM 256: Organic Chemistry II and CHM 257: Lab
  • CHM 360: Biochemistry (CHM 361 lab optional)
  • ENG 101: English Composition and one additional ENG course
  • PHY 107: General Physics I
    or PHY 110: University Physics I
  • PHY 108: General Physics II
    or PHY 201: University Physics II
  • *PSY 101: Principles of Psychology
  • *SOC 100: The Sociological Perspective
  • Math & Statistics
    • 1 semester of Calculus:
      • MTH 115: Brief Calculus w/Applications I
      • MTH 116: Brief Calculus w/Applications II
      • MTH 121: Calculus I
      • MTH 122: Calculus II
    • 1 semester of Statistics:
      • MTH 111
      • BIO 260: Biological Statistics I and 261 Biological Statistics II
      • PSY 205: Quantitative Methods
      • ENC 310: Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences

*Note: University of Illinois College of Medicine requires a second course in at least one of these disciplines.