ACU offers pre-med advising for students who are interested in attending medical school. Students may choose any major at the university but must complete all the required courses for both the major and pre-requisites for application to medical school. Choice of courses will depend on a student’s major and should be made in consultation with the academic advisor.
ACU offers the five courses that all medical schools and many other pre-health professional schools require in order to apply: General Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physics and English. In addition to required courses, recommended classes include anatomy and physiology, statistics, microbiology, and genetics. Students are advised to balance courses required for their undergraduate degree with the coursework for the pre-med track. Check with your advisor to make sure you are completing all requirements for your major and degree in addition to the prerequisites for medical school.
General Education Elective Recommendations:
1st Semester (Fall)
2nd Semester (Spring)
3rd Semester (Fall)
4th Semester (Spring)
Students are also advised to gain hands-on experience before applying to medical school. This is typically accomplished by volunteering with hospitals or clinics, shadowing physicians, and participating in the ACU Pre-Med club. For additional information about pre-professional programs contact the Admissions Advising Center. Medical schools also require the MCAT (Medical School Admission Test). See the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) website for details. Students are advised not to apply without these prerequisites and adequate preparation.
Admission requirements vary by school. Students should use this information as a guideline. It is important that students verify specific admissions requirements with each medical school directly before applying. Refer to the most recent edition of Medical School Admission Requirements and medical school websites for further information.