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Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Option

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Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Option (120 Credits)

Students may be admitted to the Neuroscience - Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Option upon making their intention known to the department and enrollment in or credit for MATH 106 (or higher). To maintain admission to the major, students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits at WSU must maintain a 3.0 minimum GPA overall, and a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105, CHEM 106 or 116, MATH 140 or 171, NEUROSCI 301, NEUROSCI 302, PHYSICS 101/111 or 201/211 or 205, and PHYSICS 102/112 or 202/212 or 206 or CHEM 345. Students must receive a grade of C or better in these courses and may repeat a maximum of three of these courses to maintain admission to the major.

Students are encouraged to take the MCAT after completion of the third year.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
MATH 140 [QUAN] or 171 [QUAN]4
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 107 [BSCI]4
CHEM 1064
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]13
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
BIOLOGY 1064
CHEM 3454
NEUROSCI 30123
PHYSICS 101 or 2013
PHYSICS 111 or 2111
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CHEM 3484
Diversity [DIVR]3
NEUROSCI 3023
PHYSICS 102 or 2023
PHYSICS 112 or 2121
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Behavior Course33 or 4
MBIOS 3034
Statistics Course43 or 4
Neuroscience Electives55
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY/MBIOS 3014
Humanities [HUM]3
NEUROSCI 4044
Electives64
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
NEUROSCI 430 [M]4
Electives611
Second TermCredits
NEUROSCI 403 [M]3
NEUROSCI 490 [CAPS]3
Electives69

Footnotes
1NEUROSCI/MBIOS 201 is recommended.
2PSYCH 372 may be taken in place of NEUROSCI 301 with department permission.
3Behavior Course: Choose one course from NEUROSCI 305, 333, or 409. Other courses may be allowed by department consent.
4Statistics Course: Choose one course from PSYCH 311, STAT 212, 360, 370, or 412.
5Neuroscience Electives (5 credits): Approved courses include BIOLOGY 307, 315, 321, 333, 340, 352, 353, 354, 438, 456; MATH 340; MBIOS 304, 305, 401, 404, 413; NEUROSCI 305, 333, 409, 425, 426; PHYSICS 466; PSYCH 265, 312, 333, 350, 361, 372, 384, 464, 470, 490, 491; VET PH 308. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement. Other courses may be allowed by department consent. Please see your advisor.
6Electives: Consult your advisor regarding elective courses that may be required or recommended for admission into your future health-professions program.

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