Pre-Med Intake

The Pre-Med Intake Major is a program that encourages students to explore and prepare for academic majors leading to careers in the health professions.  It is not a major from which students will graduate and it is not intended for Nursing students. 

Starting at Orientation and throughout their freshmen year, students will be advised by a dedicated academic advisor from the Academic Advising Center.  While students start on their CORE and math/science courses, the pre-med intake advisor provides students with one-on-one assistance in choosing a major to meet their interests, talents and future goals. 

This major also works in partnership with the Health Professions Advising (HPA) Office.  The HPA advisor offers workshops, advising, and coaching to prepare students in creating a competitive application to medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health care professional schools.  Assistance from the HPA office is available to all MSU students and alumni. 

The Pre-Med Intake major is designed to foster students' awareness of the variety of academic majors and opportunities related to the health professions that MSU offers.  Students in the program are encouraged to take advantage of special courses, such as MEDS 140, and workshops offered by the HPA office to broaden their knowledge of options in the health professions. 

Curriculum in Pre-Med Intake Major

The following courses are recommended for Pre-Med Intake majors, assuming they enter the major with the appropriate Math level.

Fall Curriculum

STAT 216QIntroduction to Statistics (3 cr)3
BIOH 185Integrated Physiology I (4 cr)4
Choose one of the following:
College Chemistry I (4 cr)
Honors College Chemistry I (4 cr)
US Core: 3 - 4 cr (Students may select any University Seminar (US) core course)
Total Credits14-15

Spring Curriculum

M 161QSurvey of Calculus (4 cr)4
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 cr)4
MEDS 140Intro Medicine Health (1 cr)1
Take one of the following:
College Chemistry II (4 cr)
Honors College Chemistry II (4 cr)
Take one of the following:
College Writing I (3 cr) if needed, or take:
College Writing II (3 cr)
Intro to Lit: Explorations in Literature (3 cr)
Total Credits16-17

At the end of their freshman year, students in this major will choose an academic major and move from the intake program to an academic degree program.  If they remain interested in a career in health care, it is recommended that the student stay engaged with the Health Professions Advising Office.