Basic Pre-Health Prerequisites

Subject Duration Sample Pomona Courses
Biology 1 Year Bio 40, 41C
Chemistry 2 Years Chem 1a, 1b, 110a, 115
Physics 1 Year Physics 41,42
English .5 - 1 Year ID1


Individual schools and programs may have additional requirements beyond the basic prerequisites. Here are some examples:

Medical

  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Organic Chemistry II (2nd semester)
  • Upper Level Biology
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences

Veterinary

  • Statistics
  • Upper Level Biology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Speech/Public Speaking
  • Nutrition
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Dental

  • Upper Level Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Art (ex: Sculpture)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Physician Assistant

  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Microbiology
  • Healthcare Experience (ex: EMT, CNA)

Pharmacy

  • Calculus
  • Upper Level Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Speech/Public Speaking
  • Economics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

*Be sure to check individual school and admissions requirements.