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Investigative and Medical Sciences, B.S.

Saint Louis University's investigative and medical sciences (IMS) program meets the needs of students considering any of a wide variety of career paths in the health sciences. It is designed mainly as a pre-professional program for students looking to advance in health care education and is ideal preparation for medical, physician assistant, dental, pharmacy, optometry or other health-related graduate programs.

SLU's investigative and medical sciences program:

  • Focuses on human health and diagnostic studies
  • Consistently has a low student-faculty ratio which allows for more individualized attention
  • Provides students opportunities to conduct research with faculty members, to present their research findings at professional conferences and to have their work published in various journals

Curriculum Overview

SLU's investigative and medical sciences curriculum provides graduates with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their competitive edge in seeking employment or further their education in professional programs, especially medical and physician assistant schools.

This curriculum offers:

  • Basic science courses that are required for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and for admission into medical school
  • A strong foundation in both basic sciences and medical courses in various areas of diagnostic medicine such as urinalysis and body fluids, medical biochemistry, hematology and hemostasis, fundamental immunology, immunohematology and medical microbiology
  • An excellent option for medical and physician assistant scholars
  • A uniquely flexible curriculum which includes ample elective credits that can be used to earn a second major, minor, certificate, or combination to meet the student’s professional goals. Pre-medicine, Medical Scholar, pre-physician assistant (PA) and PA Scholars curricula are the main options for degree candidates.
  • An active student association sponsoring service projects, social events, fundraisers and trips to professional conferences
  • Opportunities for research

Clinical and Research Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to conduct research and produce projects and papers for publication and presentation at professional conferences.

Careers

Advantages of SLU's investigative and medical sciences program include a wide range of career paths available to graduates. They include: 

  • Professional School and Programs
    • Medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant
    • Veterinary science, public health 
    • Federal, state or municipal crime laboratory programs
  • Graduate School
    • Pathology, microbiology, pharmacology
    • Physiology, forensic science
  • Medical Research 
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Centers for Disease Control
    • Pharmaceutical research
    • Universities
  • Other Career Options
    • Biotechnology technician
    • Pharmaceutical technical or sales representative 

Admission Requirements

Freshmen Applicants

Solid academic performance in college preparatory coursework is the primary consideration when freshmen applications are reviewed. 

Admission criteria include:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Four years of high school math (with algebra), biology, chemistry, and English, with some physics recommended
  • Saint Louis University has moved to a test-optional admission process for all undergraduate programs. Applicants may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process. 

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.50 GPA in math and science coursework and a 2.50 cumulative GPA from an regionally accredited college-level institution. Interested applicants who do not meet all the admission requirements should still apply for individual consideration. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:

  • Scholarships: Awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to University scholarships, the Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a scholarship to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • Financial Aid: Provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.

For priority consideration for merit-based scholarships, applicants should apply for admission by Dec. 1 and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.

  1. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the Jesuit value of "women and men for and with others" to promote service in the medical sciences.
  2. Graduates will be able to deliver a clear description of a medical science project.
  3. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate data in the medical sciences.
  4. Graduates will be able to apply clinical knowledge to interpret medical science data to develop a differential diagnosis.
  5. Graduates will be able to act with professional integrity.

Students in Saint Louis University's investigative and medical sciences major take the following courses. 

Standard Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx or aboveLiterature3
HCE 2010Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PPY 2540Human Physiology4
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Fine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
Social Science (Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Select Psychology, Urban Politics)3
PHIL or THEO 2xxxPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4130Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation3
General Electives33
Total Credits120

Pre-Physician Assistant and PA Scholar Track

Foundation
ANAT 1000Basic Human Anatomy3
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3030Principles of Genetics3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx or aboveLiterature3
HCE 2010Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics3
HSCI 2200Medical Terminology3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PPY 2540Human Physiology4
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Fine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
Social Science (Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Select Psychology, Urban Politics)3
PHIL or THEO 2xxxPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4130Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation3
General Electives21
Total Credits121

Pre-Medicine Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx or aboveLiterature3
HCE 2010Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PPY 2540Human Physiology4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
Fine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
PHIL or THEO 2xxxPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4130Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation3
General Electives12
Total Credits121

 Medical Scholars Track

Foundation
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Structure & Function3
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2xxx or aboveLiterature3
HCE 2010Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics3
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
PPHS 1050Medical Scholar Seminar0
PPY 2540Human Physiology4
PSY 1010General Psychology3
SOC 1100Introduction to Sociology3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
UNIV 1010Enhancing First-Year Success1
Fine Art (Cultural Studies, Art, Dance, Music, Theater)3
PHIL or THEO 2xxxPhilosophy or Theology Elective3
BIOL XXXXUpper Division Biology Electives6
Biomedical Laboratory Science
BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
BLS 3110Urinalysis & Body Fluids2
BLS 4110Medical Biochemistry I3
BLS 4120Medical Biochemistry II2
BLS 4130Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology2
BLS 4210Hematology4
BLS 4220Hemostasis and Thrombosis2
BLS 4310Immunohematology3
BLS 4411Fundamentals of Immunology2
BLS 4510Medical Microbiology4
BLS 4610Research Design, Critique & Presentation3
General Electives6
Total Credits122

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 2.50 grade point average (GPA).

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Standard Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
 Credits14
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits14
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
XXXXGeneral Elective 3
 Credits14
Spring
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
ENGL 2XXX/3XXXLiterature Elective 3
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
XXXXSocial Science Elective 3
XXXXGeneral Elective 3
 Credits17
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
2XXX/3XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17
Spring
BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
BLS 4130 Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology 2
BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation 3
HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
BLS 4210 Hematology 4
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits14
Spring
BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits120

Program Notes

The IMS standard curriculum contains a series of electives which allows students to select courses that meet their career goals such as entrance to graduate or professional (dental, veterinary, optometry, pharmacy, etc) school.

Suggested Elective Options
  • Literature: Any 2XXX or 3XXX course which is designated as “Literature” requirement for English.
  • Fine Arts: any course in: ART, ARTH, DANC, FPA, MUS, THR

  • Social Science: PSY 1010 General Psychology (3 cr) (recommended for all majors; required for students taking the MCAT), SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr) (required for students taking the MCAT), any course in: ANTH, PSYCH, SOC

  • Philosophy/Theology: Any 2XXX level or above Philosophy (PHIL) or Theology (THEO) course.

Pre-Physician Assistant & PA Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
 Credits14
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
 Credits17
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
 Credits14
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
XXXXSocial Science Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
BIOL 3030 Principles of Genetics 3
BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
ENGL 2XXX/3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits14
Spring
BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
BLS 4130 Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology 2
BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
BLS 4210 Hematology 4
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
MLS 4515 Medical Microbiology Laboratory 1
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits15
Spring
BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
2XXX/3XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits122

Program Notes

The IMS Pre-PA curriculum is based on the SLU PA program requirements and is not guaranteed to meet all the prerequisites of all PA programs. Prospective PA students need to identify the programs to which they intend to apply and ascertain what courses are needed to fulfill the application requirements for those schools.

Suggested Elective Options
  • Literature: Any 2XXX or 3XXX course which is designated as “Literature” requirement for English.
  • Fine Arts: any course in: ART, ARTH, DANC, FPA, MUS, THR
  • Social Science: PSY 1010 General Psychology (3 cr) (recommended for all majors; required for students taking the MCAT) SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr) (required for students taking the MCAT), any course in: ANTH, PSYCH, SOC
  • Philosophy/Theology: Any 2XXX level or above Philosophy (PHIL) or Theology (THEO) course.

Medical Scholars Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
 Credits15
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics 3
PPHS 1050Medical Scholar Seminar 0
 Credits14
Spring
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits15
Spring
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
BLS 4130 Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology 2
BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Four
Fall
BLS 4210 Hematology 4
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
BIOL XXXXUpper Division Biology Elective 3
ENGL 2XXX/3XXXLiterature Elective 3
 Credits17
Spring
BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
BIOL XXXXUpper Division Biology Elective 3
XXXXGeneral Elective 3
2XXX/3XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits122

Program Notes

The IMS Pre-Medicine curriculum is designed to address SLU’s School of Medicine requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a medical school at another institution, please consult their website for specific requirements.

Suggested Elective Options
  • Literature: Any 2XXX or 3XXX course which is designated as “Literature” requirement for English.
  • Fine Arts: any course in: ART, ARTH, DANC, FPA, MUS, THR
  • Social Science: PSY 1010 General Psychology (recommended for all majors; required for students taking the MCAT), SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology (required for students taking the MCAT), any course in: ANTH, PSY, SOC
  • Philosophy/Theology: Any 2XXX level or above Philosophy (PHIL) or Theology (THEO) course.

Pre-Medicine Track

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Critical course:  BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
Critical course:  BLS 1100
BLS 1150
Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science
and Foundations of Medical Laboratory Science Lab
3
Critical course:  CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
 Credits14
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
Critical course:  CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
 Credits15
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
Critical course:  CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
HCE 2010 Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics 3
 Credits14
Spring
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
BLS 3110 Urinalysis & Body Fluids 2
Critical course:  CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
PHIL 1050 Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4411 Fundamentals of Immunology 2
BLS 4110 Medical Biochemistry I 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
MATH 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits15
Spring
BLS 4120 Medical Biochemistry II 2
BLS 4130 Principles & Techniques in Molecular Biology 2
BLS 4610 Research Design, Critique & Presentation 3
Critical course:  PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
4
XXXXFine Arts Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17
Year Four
Fall
BLS 4210 Hematology 4
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations 3
ENGL 2XXX/3XXXLiterature Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17
Spring
BLS 4220 Hemostasis and Thrombosis 2
BLS 4310 Immunohematology 3
2XXX/3XXXPhilosophy or Theology Elective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits121

Program Notes

Curriculum is designed to address SLU’s School of Medicine requirements and is subject to change. If applying to a medical school at another institution, please consult its website for specific requirements.

Suggested Elective Options
  • Literature: Any 2XXX or 3XXX course which is designated as “Literature” requirement for English.
  • Fine Arts: any course in: ART, ARTH, DANC, FPA, MUS, THR
  • Social Science: PSY 1010 General Psychology (3 cr) (recommended for all majors; required for students taking the MCAT), SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr) (required for students taking the MCAT), any course in: ANTH, PSYCH, SOC
  • Philosophy/Theology: Any 2XXX level or above Philosophy (PHIL) or Theology (THEO) course.

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions please contact:
Julie Miller
Recruitment Specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu