The BS in Physics, Pre-Medicine concentration, provides coursework and training necessary for students interested in pursing 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. 

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

PHSX 1500.5CHEM 1355
MATH 1254MATH 1264
CHEM 1305Elective/KU Core3
BIOL 1504PHSX 213 or 211 and 2165
Elective/KU Core3 
 16.5 17
PHSX 214 or 212 and 2364BIOL 3504
MATH 1274CHEM 3353
CHEM 3303CHEM 3362
CHEM 3312MATH 2902
BIOL 1524MATH 320 or 2203
 PHSX 3133
 17 17
PHSX 3161BIOL 4003
PHSX 5213BIOL 5463
BIOL 5953PHSX 5113
BIOL 600 or 6363PHSX 501 or 5031
BIOL 601 or 6372Elective/KU Core3
Elective/KU Core1 
 13 13
PHSX 5313BIOL 5033
PHSX 6713BIOL, MATH, or PHSX Elective (above 400 level)3-4
CHEM 5205PHSX 5164
Elective/KU Core3Elective/KU Core3
 14 13-14
Total Hours 120.5-121.5

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.