Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

Division of Student Academic Services

Typical Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements for admission to most medical and allied health professional schools include basic science courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. Basic science courses in the program are a semester long and consist of both a lecture and laboratory section. However, admission requirements vary among schools and specific programs. To ensure that students take the appropriate courses, they are advised to contact schools of interest prior to enrolling in the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health program.

We offer elective courses which are not required for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program, but that may be required for particular medical or allied health professional schools. In addition, these classes may be of interest to students who want to further their own educational interests. Many of these courses may be taken after specific entrance exams.

Since science course requirements vary for medical and health professional schools, students are encouraged to meet with a program advisor to discuss which courses should supplement the minimum requirements.

Typical Minimum Requirements for Health Professional Schools*
AreaSubject/CourseLoyola Course Number
Biology Biology I BIOL 101/111
  Biology II BIOL 102/112
Chemistry General Chemistry I** CHEM 101/111
  General Chemistry II CHEM 102/112
  Organic Chemistry I CHEM 223/225
  Organic Chemistry II CHEM 224/226
Physics Physics I*** PHYS 111/131
  Physics II PHYS 112/132

* Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical students should take the Math Diagnostic Test before registering for any math, physics or chemistry courses (C or better in Calculus not older than 10 years from date you plan to apply will exempt MPT).
** Satisfactory score on Math Diagnostic Test is required. Before enrolling in General Chemistry, students need to have taken or be concurrently enrolled in Precalculus (MATH 118).
*** College Algebra (MATH 117), trigonometry and geometry are prerequisites.