Course Prerequisites

You may complete the pre-health science requirements as a part of, or in addition to, the requirements of your chosen academic major.

These are the courses offered at USF that are typically required for entry into health professions programs:

Course

Title

Units

Offered

BIOL 105

General Biology I Lecture/Lab

4

Fall, Spring, Summer

BIOL 106

General Biology II Lecture/Lab

4

Fall, Spring, Summer

CHEM 111

General Chemistry I Lecture/Lab

4

Fall, Summer

CHEM 113

General Chemistry II Lecture/Lab

4

Spring, Summer

CHEM 230/232

Organic Chemistry I Lecture/Lab

4

Fall, Summer

(Lab - Fall only)

1CHEM 231

1Organic Chemistry II Lecture

4

Spring, Summer

2CHEM 356
Fundamentals of Biochemistry

4 Fall

3PHYS  100

2Intro to Physics I Lecture/Lab

4

Fall

3PHYS 101

2Intro to Physics II Lecture/Lab

4

Spring

1Second semester Organic Chemistry LAB is NOT typically required.

2Most programs require or recommend at least one semester of biochemistry. Another option is Biochemistry I and II (CHEM 350/351; Fall/Spring).

3The Intro to Physics series is algebra-based; The General Physics series is calculus-based. Physics with calculus is NOT typically required.

Check with each individual health professions program regarding its particular requirements. Note that there may be fewer or additional requirements in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, and Economics.