Health Sciences Program

Four-Year Biology Track

Successfully completing the required number of courses to be able to sit for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a daunting process and requires careful planning. The course matrix below is intended to assist you in the planning process if you plan to apply to enter medical school in the fall following graduation.

Recommendations for the first year include every course you will take in that year at Hanover College; beyond that, the matrix lists only courses required to keep you on track to take the MCAT, so that you will be afforded the greatest amount of flexibility to allow your academic interests to guide your decisions. For sophomore year and thereafter, we recommend that you work with an HBSP advisor or your major advisor to assist you in the planning process.

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer

First Year            
  • Bio 161: Ecology & Evolution
  • Chem 161: Principles I
  • Foreign Language
  • LA or HS Course
  • FY101: First Year Seminar
 
  • Bio 185: Cell & Mol. Biology
  • Chem 185: Principles II
  • Foreign Language
  • LA or HS Course
 
  • Biology Major Course
 

(Clinical Exposure)(Volunteer)


Second Year            
  • Chem 221: Organic Chem I
  • Bio 221: Genetics
 
  • Chem 222: Organic Chem II
  • MAT 121 Calculus

Possible Elective:

  • KIP 215: Anatomy

or KIP 230: Physiology

  Possible Elective:
  • KIP 230: Physiology

or

Biology Major Course

 

(Clinical Exposure)(Volunteer)


Third Year            
  • Phy 161: General Physics I
  • Chem 342: Biochem I
  • Psy 111: Basic Principles
    or Soc 164: Intro to Sociology
 
  • Phy 185: General Physics II
  • Biology Major Course,
  • Psychology or Sociology

 
  • Biology Major Course

 (Take MCAT)

 

(Apply to professional school)(Research Experience)(Clinical Exposure)
(Take MCAT)


Fourth Year            
  • Biology Major Course
(Complete secondary applications)
(Interview)
  (Interview)  
  • Off-campus course