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 (http://kucore.ku.edu/courses).
|PHSX 150||0.5||PHSX 213 or 211 and 216 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Requirement)||5|
|MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)||4||CHEM 135||5|
|CHEM 130 (Goal 3 Natural Science)||5||MATH 126||4|
|BIOL 150||3||BIOL 152||3|
|PSYC 104 or SOC 104 (Goal 3 Social Science)||3|
|PHSX 214 or 212 and 236 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)||4||BIOL 350||4|
|MATH 127||4||CHEM 335||3|
|CHEM 330||3||CHEM 336||2|
|CHEM 331||2||MATH 290||2|
|MATH 320 or 220||3|
|PHSX 316||1||BIOL 600||3|
|PHSX 521||3||BIOL 546 or 240||3|
|BIOL 240 or 546||3||PHSX 501 or 503||1|
|BIOL 400||3||PHSX 611||3|
|SPAN 104||5||Remaining KU Core/Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2||3|
|PHSX 5031||1||PHSX 616||4|
|PHSX 531||3||BIOL, MATH, or PHSX Elective (above 400 level)||3|
|PHSX 671||3||Remaining KU Core/Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2||3|
|BIOL 503||3||Remaining KU Core/Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours2||3|
|Total Hours 120.5|
It is recommended that students fulfill Goal 6 with a course from within their major. PHSX 503 Undergraduate Research counts toward KU Core Goal 6 if taken for at least 3 credit hours.
Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours. Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study. Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.
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.