If your ultimate career goal is to become a medical doctor (MD), you can complete required pre-med courses at IUPUC.
Before you apply to the Indiana University School of Medicine or another medical school, you must choose a bachelor's degree program and take courses that fulfill the admission requirements for your chosen medical school. While many students choose a science major, it is not uncommon for pre-med students to major outside of the sciences.
In addition to your major requirements, you may have a number of elective courses to choose. The number of elective courses varies depending on the division from which you seek a BS or BA degree. Careful selection of your electives, and working closely with your academic advisor, will best prepare you for medical school.
The most important standard for admission to medical school is your grade point average and your MCAT scores. Although the Indiana University School of Medicine does not require a certain GPA, you are strongly encouraged to maintain at least a 3.2 GPA. Indiana residents with a cumulative 3.2 science and overall GPA, and a 26 MCAT with no individual score below 7 are eligible for an interview. Students who have below a 3.0 GPA may be considered on an individual basis.
The following pre-med courses are the minimum required by medical schools:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY (two semester of lecture and lab)
- CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
- CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I
- CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
- CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY* (two semesters of lecture and lab)
- CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lecture I
- CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
- CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lecture II
* NOTE: CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II is not required by the Indiana University School of Medicine, but may be required by other medical schools.
BIOLOGY (two semesters with lab)
- BIOL-K 101 Concepts of Biology I
- BIOL-K 103 Concepts of Biology II
- BIOL-K 483 Biological Chemistry —or—
- CHEM-C 484 and CHEM-C 485
- PHYS-P 201 General Physics I
- PHYS-P 202 General Physics II
PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (two semesters)