BS in Physics with specialization in Pre-Medicine

The BS in Physics, Pre-Medicine specialization, provides coursework and training necessary for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, medical physics, or biophysics. The requirements of this degree program are designed to meet the admission requirements of regional medical schools. 

This degree plan assumes students will be ready to jump into pre-med curriculum.

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Physics with Pre-Medicine specialization. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website (

PHSX 1500.5PHSX 213 or 211 and 216 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)5
MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)4CHEM 1355
CHEM 130 (Goal 3 Natural Science)5MATH 1264
BIOL 1503BIOL 1523
BIOL 1542 
PSYC 104 or SOC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science)3 
 17.5 17
PHSX 214 or 212 and 236 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)4BIOL 3504
MATH 1274CHEM 3353
CHEM 3303CHEM 3362
CHEM 3312MATH 2902
 MATH 320 or 2203
 PHSX 3133
 13 17
PHSX 3161BIOL 6003
PHSX 5213BIOL 546 or 2403
BIOL 240 or 5463PHSX 501 or 5031
BIOL 4003PHSX 6113
SPAN 1045Remaining KU Core/Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 13
PHSX 50311PHSX 6164
PHSX 5313BIOL, MATH, or PHSX Elective (above 400 level)3
PHSX 6713Remaining KU Core/Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
BIOL 5033Remaining KU Core/Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
CHEM 5205 
 15 13
Total Hours 120.5

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+)level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.