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The following prerequisite course names and numbers are offered at CSUSM. Requirements vary among individual schools and subject to change. Please check each school you intend to apply.

MATHEMATICS: (1 or more courses)

  • MATH 115 "College Algebra"
  • MATH 125 "Pre-Calculus"
  • MATH 160 “Calculus with Applications I"

STATISTICS:

  • BIOL 215 "Biostatistics"; or
  • MATH 242 "Intro to Statistics"

GENERAL CHEMISTRY: (2 semesters with Lab)

  • CHEM 150/150L "Gen Chemistry I + Lab"; and
  • CHEM 160/175 "Gen Chemistry II + Lab"; or 
  • CHEM 160/275 "Gen Chemistry II + Quantitative Investigations"

**CHEM 275 only if required by major

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY: (1 or 2 semesters with Lab)

  • CHEM 105/105L "General, Organic, & Biochemistry for Life + Lab"; or
  • CHEM 201/201L "Organic Chemistry I + Lab"; or
  • CHEM 201/201L "Organic Chemistry I + Lab" and CHEM 341 "General Biochemistry"

HUMAN ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY:

  • BIOL 175/176 "Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology I/II + Lab"; or
  • BIOL 177/178 "Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology I/II  + Lab for Kinesiology"

**Equivalents can also be completed at a community college

MICROBIOLOGY: (1 course)

  • BIOL 160 "Microbiology + Lab" (lower-division); or 
  • BIOL 367 “Biology of Microorganisms + Lab” (upper-division)

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE:

  • PSYC 100 "Intro to Psychology"; and
  • SOC 101 "Intro to Sociology"; or
  • ANTH 200 "Cultural Anthropology"

ENGLISH COMPOSITION/LITERATURE: (2 courses)

  • GEW 101 "Principles of Written Communication"; and LTWR 115 "Critical Reading & Writing"; or
  • GEW 101 "Principles of Written Communication"; and LTWR 100 "Intro to Literature"; or
  • LTWR 100 "Intro to Literature"; and LTWR 115 "Critical Reading & Writing"

Additonal Recomnnended Courses to Consider:

SPANISH: (1 year + Medical)

  • SPAN 101 "Beginning Spanish I"
  • SPAN 102 "Beginning Spanish II"
  • SPAN 201C "Intermediate Spanish for the Medical Field"