Medical Sciences, B.S.

Saint Louis University's medical sciences program meets the needs of students considering a wide variety of career paths in the health sciences. It is designed mainly as a pre-professional program for students looking to advance in health care education. It is ideal preparation for medical, physician assistant, dental, pharmacy, optometry or other health-related graduate programs.

SLU's medical sciences program:

  • Focuses on human health and diagnostic studies
  • Consistently has a low student-faculty ratio which allows for more individualized attention
  • Provides students opportunities to conduct research with faculty members, to present their research findings at professional conferences and to have their work published in various journals

Curriculum Overview

SLU's medical sciences curriculum provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to enhance their competitive edge in seeking employment or further their education in professional programs, especially medical and physician assistant schools.

This curriculum offers:

  • Basic science courses that are required for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and for admission into medical school
  • A strong foundation in both basic sciences and medical courses in various areas of diagnostic medicine such as urinalysis and body fluids, medical biochemistry, hematology and hemostasis, fundamental immunology, immunohematology and medical microbiology
  • An excellent option for medical and physician assistant scholars
  • A uniquely flexible curriculum that includes ample elective credits that can be used to earn a second major, minor, certificate, or combination to meet the student’s professional goals. Pre-medicine, Medical Scholar, pre-physician assistant (PA) and PA Scholars curricula are the main options for degree candidates.
  • An active student association sponsoring service projects, social events, fundraisers and trips to professional conferences
  • Opportunities for research

Clinical and Research Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to conduct research and produce projects and papers for publication and presentation at professional conferences.

Careers

The advantages of SLU's medical sciences program include a wide range of career paths available to graduates. They include: 

  • Professional School and Programs
    • Medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant
    • Veterinary science, public health 
    • Federal, state or municipal crime laboratory programs
  • Graduate School
    • Pathology, microbiology, pharmacology
    • Physiology, forensic science
  • Medical Research 
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Centers for Disease Control
    • Pharmaceutical research
    • Universities
  • Other Career Options
    • Biotechnology technician
    • Pharmaceutical technical or sales representative 

Admission Requirements

Freshmen Applicants

Solid academic performance in college preparatory coursework is the primary consideration when freshmen applications are reviewed. 

Admission criteria include:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Four years of high school math (with algebra), biology, chemistry, and English, with some physics recommended
  • Saint Louis University has moved to a test-optional admission process for all undergraduate programs. Applicants may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process. 

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.50 GPA in math and science coursework and a 2.50 cumulative GPA from an accredited college-level institution. Interested applicants who do not meet all the admission requirements should still apply for individual consideration. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to University scholarships, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a scholarship to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
  • Financial Aid: Provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.

For priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, applicants should apply for admission by Dec. 1 and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

For more information, see the Doisy College Scholarship page.

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the Jesuit value of "women and men for and with others" to promote service in the medical sciences.
  2. Graduates will be able to deliver a clear description of a medical science project.
  3. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate data in the medical sciences.
  4. Graduates will be able to apply clinical knowledge to interpret medical science data to develop a differential diagnosis.
  5. Graduates will be able to display knowledge of professional and ethical behaviors necessary to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.

Students in Saint Louis University's medical sciences major take the following courses. 

Standard Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (satisfies CORE 3800)
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200)3
CORE 1000Ignite First Year Seminar2
CORE 1500Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community1
CORE 1700Ultimate Questions: Philosophy3
CORE 2500Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation0
CORE 2800Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression2-3
CORE 3400Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture3
CORE 3500Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World1
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900)3
HCE 1600Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600)3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
PSY 1010General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600)3
STAT 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200)3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences2
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation (satisfies CORE 4000)3
General Electives30
Total Credits121-122

Pre-Physician Assistant and PA Scholar Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200)3
CORE 1000Ignite First Year Seminar2
CORE 1500Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community1
CORE 1700Ultimate Questions: Philosophy3
CORE 2500Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation0
CORE 2800Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression2-3
CORE 3400Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture3
CORE 3500Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World1
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
HCE 1600Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600)3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MLS 4515Medical Microbiology Laboratory1
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PSY 1010General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600)3
STAT 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200)3
XXXXCore Elective3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences2
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation (satisfies CORE 4000)3
General Electives12
Total Credits121-122

Pre-Medicine Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (satisfies CORE 3800)
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200)3
CORE 1000Ignite First Year Seminar2
CORE 1500Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community1
CORE 1700Ultimate Questions: Philosophy3
CORE 2500Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation0
CORE 2800Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression2-3
CORE 3400Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture3
CORE 3500Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World1
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900)3
HCE 1600Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600)3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 1010General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600)3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
STAT 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200)3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences2
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation (satisfies CORE 4000)3
General Electives9
Total Credits122-123

 Medical Scholars Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200)3
CORE 1000Ignite First Year Seminar2
CORE 1500Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community1
CORE 1700Ultimate Questions: Philosophy3
CORE 2500Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation0
CORE 2800Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression2-3
CORE 3400Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture3
CORE 3500Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World1
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
HCE 1600Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600)3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PPHS 1050Medical Scholar0
PSY 1010General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600)3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
BIOL XXXXUpper Division Biology Electives3
XXXXCore Elective3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences2
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation (satisfies CORE 4000)3
General Electives6
Total Credits122-123

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.50 grade point average (GPA).

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Standard Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 3800)
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100 Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences 2
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 3
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600) 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200) 3
 Credits16
Spring
CMM 1200 Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200) 3
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
PSY 1010 General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600) 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
Critical course:  BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
Critical course:  BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation 3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4210 Hematology 4
Critical course:  BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
Medical Microbiology Laboratory (Optional)  
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits14
Spring
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits121-122

Program Notes

The standard curriculum contains a series of electives which allows students to select courses that meet their career goals such as entrance to graduate or professional (dental, veterinary, optometry, pharmacy, etc) school.

Pre-Physician Assistant & PA Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 3800)
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100 Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences 2
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 3
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200) 3
HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600) 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200) 3
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
PSY 1010 General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600) 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Spring
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
Critical course:  BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
Critical course:  BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 4000) 3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4210 Hematology 4
Critical course:  BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
MLS 4515 Medical Microbiology Laboratory 1
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
Spring
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
Critical course:  BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
Critical course:  BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
XXXXCore Elective 3
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits121-122

Program Notes

The Pre-PA curriculum is based on the SLU PA program requirements and is not guaranteed to meet all the prerequisites of all PA programs. Prospective PA students need to identify the programs to which they intend to apply and ascertain what courses are needed to fulfill the application requirements for those schools.

Medical Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 3800)
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100 Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences 2
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600) 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
PPHS 1050 Medical Scholar 0
STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200) 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200) 3
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
Critical course:  BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PSY 1010 General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600) 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
Critical course:  BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 4000) 3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
 Credits14
Year Four
Fall
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
Critical course:  BLS 4210 Hematology 4
Critical course:  BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
 Credits14
Spring
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
Critical course:  BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
Critical course:  BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
3XXXUpper Level Biology Elective 3
XXXXCore Elective 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits122-123

Program Notes

The Med Scholars curriculum is designed to address SLU’s School of Medicine requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a medical school at another institution, please consult their website for specific requirements.

Pre-Medicine Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 3800)
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100 Foundations of Investigative and Medical Sciences 2
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
Critical course:  BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600) 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200) 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking (satisfies CORE 1200) 3
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
Critical course:  BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
Critical course:  BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PSY 1010 General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600) 3
 Credits16
Spring
Critical course:  BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation (satisfies CORE 4000) 3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
Critical course:  PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
 Credits14
Year Four
Fall
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
Critical course:  BLS 4210 Hematology 4
Critical course:  BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
 Credits14
Spring
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
Critical course:  BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
Critical course:  BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits122-123

Program Notes

The Pre-Medicine curriculum is designed to address SLU’s School of Medicine requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a medical school at another institution, please consult its website for specific requirements.

Apply for Admission

Contact Doisy College of Health Sciences:
Julie Miller
Recruitment Specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu