Academics: Special Academic Programs and Offerings

Health Careers Course Sequence Offerings

There are varieties of sequence offerings available for students interested in health or allied health professions.  The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology provide strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary sequences for students interested in health and science careers.  A student may, however, major in any discipline at the College, simultaneously following the pre-med track, and still be eligible for professional school matriculation.  The minimum requirements for admissions to most health professional schools are on year each of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, with a laboratory for each; and a year of mathematics beyond pre-calculus (calculus and statistics). 

An evaluative tool critical to the competitiveness of students seeking admission to graduate and health professions schools is the standardized examination required for entry.  The Health Careers Office, Office of Science Engineering and Technical Careers and Career Planning and Development refer and/or offer a preparatory course/program each academic year to assist students in enhancing their performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Dental Admission Test (DAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), Veterinary College Admissions Test (VCAT) and any other similar examinations.


Recommended Course Requirements
for Most Health/Allied Health Professional Schools/ Science and Non-Science Majors

“One Year” of English (One additional semester of an English Course above the English 103 level)



General Biology

General Chemistry

Biology majors

Four (4) courses, (incl. laboratory),

Biology 110,115, 120 and 125 with laboratory


Non-Biology Majors

Biology 115 and 120, including laboratories


Chemistry 111 and 112 with laboratory


Organic Chemistry 232 & 233 with laboratories


General Physics


Physics 111 and 112 with laboratory




*Students interested in a minor in Public Health, please review the Spelman College Bulletin.