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Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins (bulletins prior to 2013-2014 are in PDF format only)

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Pictured | Ameer Abdulhadi | Pre-Med | Baghdad, Iraq (hometown)


A Bachelor's degree, either BA or BS, is expected for acceptance into medical school. Students may major in any subject, but the most common majors are Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or Chemistry due to the overlap between the degree requirements and entrance requirements for medical school. It is not possible to earn a degree in "pre-medicine." All courses listed below must be completed prior to matriculation to the School of Medicine, but it is not necessary to have completed all the courses listed prior to submitting an application for admission.

All required courses must have letter grades; no courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis are accepted and credit by exam (such as AP or IB credit) is not accepted. Students interested in premedical coursework at IU South Bend should contact the pre-health professions advisor Dr. Ann Grens, in the Department of Biological Sciences, soon after admission to IU South Bend to discuss an appropriate degree program. Send e-mail to or call (574) 520-4426.

The IU School of Medicine sets admission and degree requirements. Students seeking admission should consult the School of Medicine website at for further information.

Please note that the IU School of Medicine does not review applications from applicants who are not either a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident (i.e. international students are not eligible for admission.

Requirements (49 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Biology (10 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)

Optional Courses Strongly Recommended

  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology

Select from the following options:

Option 1

  • BIOL-L 308 Organismal Physiology (5 cr.)

Option 2

  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr.)

Chemistry (23 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures 1
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism

Physics (10 cr.)

Select one of the following sequences:

Sequence 1

  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Sequence 2

  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Psychology (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology

Sociology (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 161 Principles of Psychology

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Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.