Pre-Med Students

Prepare for medical school at IU Columbus!

If your career goal is to become a medical doctor (MD) or another occupation within the medical field, you can complete required pre-med courses at IU Columbus.

Before you apply to the Indiana University School of Medicine or another medical school, you must take courses that fulfill the admission requirements. As a student in the Division of Science, you will gain excellent undergraduate preparation and begin your way toward a successful career.

Choosing a major

Medical schools are looking for well–rounded students with broad academic interests. There is no correct or best major. You should choose your major based on your academic interests while incorporating the pre-med pre-requisites into your degree requirements. Since medical schools are very competitive, your goal is to get the best grades possible in whatever major you choose.

View the list of degree programs

Prereqs and MCAT prep

The following courses meet the basic medical school admissions requirements and prepare you for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). It is important you check with each medical school you are applying to for specific requirements.

  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II

  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lecture I
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lecture II

  • BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I
  • BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II

  • BIOL-K 483 Biological Chemistry
  • CHEM-C 484 and CHEM-C 485

  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics I
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics II

  • One course in a social science
  • One course in a behavioral science

Academic advising

As a pre-med student in the Division of Science at IU Columbus, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to select and register for classes that apply toward your degree program. Your advisor will help you monitor your progress to ensure you are on the right track.

Learn more about academic advising