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All candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university, or the equivalent (as determined by NCNM) from an institution outside the United States. No specific major is required and there is no advantage to having a bachelor of art or bachelor of science degree. Applicants may apply with coursework in progress.
The below prerequisites are required to matriculate with a grade of C or better.
Note: All biology and chemistry science coursework and labs must be taken in a physical classroom and laboratory, unless previously approved, and may be taken at a community college. Please refer to acceptable online coursework for other prerequisites.
College Mathematics – 1 course
Algebra, calculus, or math-based statistics
General Chemistry with lab – 2 courses
Organic Chemistry – 2 courses
Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry – 1 course each
General Biology with lab – 2 courses
Science–major level – must cover concepts in cellular biology
Physics – 1 course
Must cover concepts in mechanics. May substitute an appropriate human kinesiology course (Evaluated on a case–by–case basis)
Social Science –2 course
At least one course must be in human psychology (life span or development)
Humanities – 2 course
At least one course must be English composition
Strongly recommended courses
- Biochemistry or Cellular Biology
- Business and/or Marketing
Other suggested courses
- Biomedical Ethics
- Philosophy of Science
- Public Speaking
- Public Health
If in doubt about a specific prerequisite, contact the Office of Admissions before taking the course.