Coursework and Professions





Pre-Vetrinary Medicine

Pre-Physician Assistant



Pre-Physical Therapy


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Pre-Requisite Coursework for Pre-Health Students
***NO Below “C” Grades Accepted!

BIOL 1510 (or 1511) Biological Principles (and lab), no pre-req
BIOL 1520 (or 1521) Introduction to Organismal Biology (and lab), no pre-req
CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I (and lab), no pre-req
CHEM 1212K Chemical Principles II (and lab), CHEM 1211K or CHEM 1310 is pre-req
CHEM 2311 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 1212K is pre-req
CHEM 2312 Organic Chemistry II. CHEM 2311 is pre-req
CHEM 2380

Synthesis Labratory I, CHEM 2311 is pre-req
(2 credit hour, take as close to Organic II as possible, if not same semester)

PHYS 2211 Introductory Physics I (and lab), MATH 1502 is pre- or co-req
PHYS 2212 Introductory Physics II (and lab), PHYS 2211 is a pre-req. MATH 2401 (Calc III) is STRONGLY recommended with or before. Can take either Classical or Modern track with Physics
*ENGL1101 and 1102 English Composition I and II
*MATH 1501 and 1502 Calculus I and II
*CHEM 3511 Survey of Biochemistry, CHEM 2312 is pre-req
*MGT 2250 Management Statistics, MATH 1501 is pre-req (mainly required by PA and PharmD

*These courses are not required by every health profession school; also, there are some additional pre-requisites, depending on the program.  Please investigate the pre-requisites for all programs to which you apply.  In addition, some students have stated that having anatomy and physiology, and genetics helped them prepare for the MCATs.  You do not need Physics before the DATs. 

**NOTE: Not every professional school will accept AP credit.  You might need to take additional courses in that subject area.

***Official admissions requirement books for all health profession schools can be found in the Office of Pre-Health Advising.  You will want to be aware of this as you plan your curriculum at Tech.

****UGA Pharmacy School requires MGT 2250, a Public Speaking class, a one hour physical activity course and 9 hours of World Language and Culture courses, in addition to other pre-reqs (econ, gov’t, US history, etc.).    Mercer Pharmacy requires (fall 2012) genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology and statistics.  They “strongly recommend” ethics, medical terminology and macro AND micro economics.  UGA Veterinary School will accept our Survey of Biochemistry for Biochemistry I.

*****If you are a Biomedical Engineering major and want to know what courses are recommended, please visit  Note BMED 3100 Systems Physiology, and BMED 3600 Physiology of Cellular and Molecular Systems satisfies the BIOL 1520 requirement. 

****** If you have specific or additional questions about recommend coursework you may contact Dhanusha Subramani, our peer advisor, at


Pre-Prosthetics and Orthotics

Prerequisites for our program (Georgia Tech Master of Science in
Prosthetics and Orthotics) are:

ALL prerequisites must be completed (with a "C" or better) prior to
matriculating into the MSPO Program. The minimum requirement for admission
to the MSPO Program is a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
(Information for international students) with coursework that includes the
following prerequisites:

Statistics (one lecture course)
EITHER Physics (non-Calculus-based course, lecture and laboratory) OR
Calculus-based course (one course, lecture and laboratory) Chemistry (one
course, lecture and laboratory) Psychology (one lecture course) EITHER
Human Growth and Development (one lecture course) OR Abnormal Psychology
(one lecture course) Biology (one course, lecture and laboratory) Human
Anatomy and Physiology (lecture course[s] -see details below)

The Human Anatomy and Physiology requirement must be completed as either
Path A or Path B:
Path A: If you enroll in Human Anatomy and Physiology as a combined
course, you must complete both Part I (equivalent to at least 3 semester
credits) and Part II (equivalent to at least 3 semester credits) for a
total of at least 6 semester credits. The combination of Part I and II
courses is typically completed in two semesters).
Path B: If you enroll in separate Human Anatomy (equivalent to at least
3 semester credits) and Human Physiology (equivalent to at least 3
semester credits), you must complete each course for a combined total of
least 6 semester credits. The combination of separate Human Anatomy and
Human Physiology courses may be completed in one or two semesters).


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