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Example Pre-med Course Schedules

Below are sample schedules including the requirements for a BS degree in BCS as well as the basic pre-med requirements. These schedules are also applicable to pre-med students seeking a BA in BCS, with the removal of LING 110 and 1CSC 161. The greater flexibility of the program may be desirable.

These schedules are provided as examples only; Lattimore 203 to finalize race selections.

Non-BCS course descriptions can be found at  https://cdcs.ur.rochester.edu/

Example 1

Students following this plan may wish to take a gap in their undergraduate degree and medical school in the process of being prepared for the MCAT exam after completion of PHYS 114 and BIOL 250. chances of med school admission. Students who strongly wish to take part in the study of mathematics, physics, or chemistry sequences.

 FallSpring
First Year
  • BIOL 110: Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 131: Chemical Concepts, Systems, & Practices I
  • BCSC 111 : Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • Cluster Course
  • BIOL 111 / P: Principles of Biology II (with lab)
  • CHEM 132: Chemical Concepts, Systems, & Practices II
  • BCSC 110 : Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • WRTG 105: Primary Writing
Sophomore
  • MATH 161: Calculus I
  • CHEM 203/207: Organic Chemistry I (with lab)
  • BCSC 151 : Perception & Action
  • LING 110: Intro to Linguistic Analysis
  • MATH 162: Calculus II
  • CHEM 204/208: Organic Chemistry II (with lab)
  • BCSC 153 : Cognition
  • Cluster Course
Junior
  • PHYS 113: General Physics I
  • BCSC 152 : Language & Psycholinguistics
  • BCS Elective
  • Cluster Course
  • PHYS 114: General Physics II
  • STAT 212: Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences
  • BIOL 250: Intro to Biochemistry
  • Cluster Course
Senior
  • BCS Elective
  • BCS Lab Course
  • 1CSC 161: Art of Programming
  • Cluster Course
  • BCSC 310 : Senior Seminar
  • BCS Elective
  • BCS Elective
  • Cluster Course

Example 2

Students with AP credits for more flexibility and the option to complete their pre-med requirements sooner. However, AP credits are not universally accepted by all medical schools, so students with AP credits should consult a health professions advisor about race selection and substitutions.

 FallSpring
First Year
  • BIOL 110: Principles of Biology I
  • CHEM 171/173: First Year Organic Chemistry I (with lab)
  • MATH 162: Calculus II
  • Cluster Course
  • BIOL 111 / P: Principles of Biology II (with lab)
  • CHEM 172/210: First Year Organic Chemistry II (with lab)
  • BCSC 111 : Foundations of Cognitive Science
  • WRTG 105: Primary Writing
Sophomore
  • BCSC 110 : Neural Foundations of Behavior
  • BCSC 152 : Language & Psycholinguistics
  • BIOL 198 / P: Principles of Genetics (with lab)
  • Cluster Course
  • BCSC 153 : Cognition
  • BIOL 250: Intro to Biochemistry
  • PHYS 113: General Physics I
  • Cluster Course
Junior
  • PHYS 114: General Physics II
  • BCSC 151 : Perception & Action
  • STAT 212: Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences
  • Cluster Course
  • BCS Elective
  • BCS Elective
  • 1CSC 161: Art of Programming
  • Cluster Course
Senior
  • BCS Elective
  • BCS Lab Course
  • LING 110: Intro to Linguistics Analysis
  • Cluster Course
  • BCSC 310 : Senior Seminar
  • BCS Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective