Prerequisite Course Requirements

These requirements are reflective of the 2019 application cycle for matriculation in January 2020.
  • All prerequisites completed by the time of application must have a grade of “C” or higher.
  • All prerequisite course work must be earned from a regionally accredited U.S. Higher Education institution and be verifiable through official transcripts. View requirements for International Applicants
  • A single course cannot be used to meet multiple requirements.
  • No prerequisite course may be taken on a “pass/fail” or “credit/non-credit” basis.
  • All applicants must complete the required prerequisites. No more than nine semester credits may be outstanding at the time of application. A plan to complete outstanding coursework must be documented in the CASPA application.  Any outstanding prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher.  Any outstanding prerequisite grades under “B” can disqualify any applicant from matriculating into the program.
  • All prerequisite coursework must be COMPLETED and transcripts for outstanding prerequisite coursework must be RECEIVED by CMU no later than October 1 of the year prior to matriculation. 

Prerequisite Science Courses

Course Description Semester Credits
Human Anatomy with Lab A two-semester combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course is acceptable 3
One semester with lab required (or combined A&P)
Human Physiology A two-semester combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course is acceptable 3
One semester (or combined A&P)
Genetics Lab recommended but not required. This is an additional biology course and cannot count towards Biology total of 6 semester credits 3
Biological Sciences

Recommended biology courses designed for biology or physiology majors: General Biology, Advanced Physiology, Microbiology, Gross Anatomy


Recommended course sequence designed for chemistry or biology majors

Recommended: General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite Non-Science Courses

Course Description Semester Credits
Statistics* May be taken in any department. Calculus coursework will not be accepted 3
Psychology* Must be a course in general, introductory, abnormal or life span/developmental psychology 3

*The program will accept AP or IB credit towards the Statistics and Psychology prerequisite requirement with college transcripts that verify credits were given towards these courses. AP credit or IB credit will not be accepted to fulfill any science course prerequisite.