After conducting extensive outreach to health programs across the country, the College of Biological Sciences has received positive feedback on its curriculum and its relevance to their health professions. Below, you will find summaries of information gathered from different health programs by the College of Biological Sciences. Please use the information provided as a starting point, and for the most up to date prerequisite admission requirements, please contact individual schools directly.*
Additional Chemistry Coursework Options
Some health programs have indicated they would like students to complete additional coursework to meet chemistry prerequisites. If you are planning to apply to/attend a program that has requested additional chemistry coursework, below is a list of additional chemistry course options available at the University of Minnesota. We encourage you to consult the spreadsheets above to determine best fit for your prospective programs.
Chemistry 2101: Introductory Analytical Chemistry Lecture (3 credits, lecture)
Methods/concepts of measurement by chemical/instrumental analysis, including titrimetry, quantitative spectrophotometric analysis, chromatographic separations, equilibrium/rate methods.
Chemistry 4411: Introduction to Chemical Biology (3 credits, lecture)
Chemistry of amino acids, peptides, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Structure, nomenclature, synthesis, reactivity. Techniques to characterize biomolecules.
Chemistry 4601: Green Chemistry (3 credits, lecture)
Survey key aspects of green chemistry in modern research and development both in academia and industry, as well as relevant implications for the environment, technology, and public policy.
We encourage you to review the specific admission requirements of your prospective schools. Many institutions have distinct curricula and students are sometimes asked to provide additional information during the application process. If in the process of applying you receive questions from programs, feel free to share the Information for Health Professional Schools site, which contains a letter from Dean Ward, syllabi, and course descriptions. Additional questions from the Health Professional Schools can be directed to the College of Biological Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students questions related to pre-health career planning including application support you may contact CBS career coaches Luke Feuling Porter or Rebecca Luebbert by appointment at cbsss.appointments.umn.edu or 612-624-9717.
*The College of Biological Sciences is not responsible for updating and maintaining this information. At any given time, a program may change its prerequisites without prior notification. A student should independently confirm the admissions requirements for each individual health professional school by consulting directly with the health professional school.