Preprofessional Program in Medicine

General

Program Description

Pre-professional majors are tracks in undergraduate programs that prepare you for a professional degree after your bachelor’s. A pre-professional major is not a major in the traditional sense, it’s more of a track to follow. A faculty adviser will help you pick out the best courses and extracurricular activities to increase your chances of being admitted to your professional program of choice. Wartburg has stellar acceptance rates with top professional and graduate programs, but remember that just because you choose a pre-professional major and completed your plan, does not guarantee you admission to a professional program.

Medical Science

Medicine is science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences and research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease.

Requirements

Wartburg College provides the required preprofessional courses for students who intend to enroll in a professional school. In the pre-professional study, some students earn a bachelor's degree with a major from Wartburg and then enroll at another institution. In other cases, students enter a professional program before completing the Wartburg College degree and then satisfy requirements for both the Wartburg degree and the professional degree. In most instances, the preprofessional program of study is not a major at Wartburg. Working with an academic adviser is very important when considering a pre-professional program. Generally required:

  • BI 151 Biology I: Ecosystems, Cells, and Evolution
  • BI 152 Biology II: Phylogeny, Structure, and Function
  • CH 113 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CH 114 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CH 211 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 212 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 325 Biochemistry
  • MA 190 Precalculus or
  • MA 250 Applied Calculus or
  • MA 251 Foundational Differential Calculus and
  • MA 252 Foundational Integral Calculus
  • PHY 101 General Physics I
  • PHY 102 General Physics II or
  • PHY 203 Classical Physics I
  • PHY 204 Classical Physics II
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology

Recommended:

  • BI 211 Genetics
  • BI 311 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BI 312 Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MA 214 Statistical Methods
Last updated Jul 2018

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