Mississippi College

The Biology Medical Sciences track is created for students who anticipate attending Medical School or Dental School. It is designed to give the student a very strong scientific background in areas that will make the transition from undergraduate science education to Medical or Dental school education easier. You'll have the opportunity to take medical science courses such as Human Gross Anatomy, Human Neuroanatomy or Medical Physiology. You'll learn how to read basic MRI's, CAT Scans and X-rays, work with human cadavers. The degree is 130 semester hours.

Requirements Class Name Hours
University Core   36
Biology Core   18
BIO 111 Biology I 4
BIO 112 Biology II 4
BIO 305 Cell Biology 3
BIO 306 Genetics 3
BIO 307 Cell & Genetics Laboratory 2
BIO 431 Biology Seminar 1
BIO 433 Biology Capstone 1
Chemistry Core   18
CHE 141 General Chemistry I
CHE 142  General Chemistry II 
CHE 303 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 313 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHE 304 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 314 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
Physics   8
Choose the two 100 level courses or the two 200 level courses    
PHY 151 General Physics I 4
PHY 152 General Physics II 4
PHY 251 Fundamentals of Physics I 4
PHY 252 Fundamentals of Physics II 4
Mathematics    6 
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 
Choose one of the following courses     
MAT 121  Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 
MAT 122  Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 
MAT 206  Applied Calculus 
Computer Science    3 
Choose one of the following courses     
CSC 114  Introduction to Computer Science 
CSC 115  Foundations of Computer Science 
Communications     3 
Choose one of the following courses     
COM 203  Professional Communication Skills 
COM 304  Public Speaking 
Medical Sciences    33 
Choose 15 hours from the following courses     
BIO 311  Comparative & Developmental Anatomy
BIO 329 Molecular Biology 
BIO 403  Vertebrate Histology 
BIO 404  Pharmacology 
BIO 405  Pharmacology II 
BIO 406  Introduction to Toxicology 
BIO 407  Biology of Cancer 
BIO 409  Human Embryology 
BIO 410  Human Gross Anatomy 
BIO 412  Medical Physiology I  6
BIO 413 Medical Physiology II 5
BIO 414 General Microbiology 4
BIO 415 Immunology 3
BIO 416 Immunology & Virology Lab 1
BIO 418 Infectious Diseases 3
BIO 419 DNA Forensics 3
BIO 417 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO 422 Virology 3
BIO 425 Human Neuroanatomy 5
BIO 426 Mitochondrial Genomics 3
General Electives  Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation (130 hrs). Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.  -- 
Total  Hours    130 

Please note: Starting in 2015, the new MCAT will have a Human Behavior section. Students are encouraged to take Psychology (PSY 201) and Sociology (SOC 205) in order to prepare for the MCAT.

Please note: UMC Dental School requires 3 hours of psychology.

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