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Science Courses

General Chemistry: Lecture and Lab (2 semesters or 3 quarters)*

Stoichiometry of chemical reactions
Quantum mechanical description of atoms
Chemical bonding
Introduction to thermodynamics and equilibrium
Introduction to oxidation=reduction reactions
Introduction to chemical kinetics
Properties of the state of matter
Thermodynamic efficiency and the direction of chemical change
Quantum mechanical description of bonding introduction to spectroscopy

Organic Chemistry: Lecture and Lab (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Introduction to organic chemical structures, bonding, and chemical reactivity
Organic Chemistry of alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, alkenes, alkynes, and organometallics

Biochemistry: Lecture only, Lab preferred (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Bioenergetics, metabolic pathways, regulation of metabolism
Chemistry, structure, function, synthesis, and degradation of the constituent molecules including amino acids, fatty acids, sugars, nucleotides

General Biology: Lecture and Lab (2 semesters or 3 quarters)*

General introduction to cell structure and function
Molecular and organismal genetics
Animal development, form, and function
General introduction to plant development, form, and function
Population genetics, ecology, and evolution

General Physics: Lecture and Lab (2 semesters or 3 quarters)*

Mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and modern physics

*One semester of General Chemistry with laboratory combined with 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with laboratories will also be accepted.

Advanced Science Courses

Anatomy: Lecture only, Lab strongly recommended (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination

Human Physiology: Lecture only, Lab strongly recommended (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Mechanisms by which key physiological priorities are maintained in healthy humans
Develop an understanding of homeostasis of cellular composition, structure, and energy metabolism
Neural and endocrine signaling in humans
Develop key concepts of control and homeostasis in all major organ and multi-organ systems, such as: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, metabolic, reproductive, and immune systems, growth and development, and sensory and motor systems

Microbiology: Lecture only, Lab optional (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Molecular bases for physiological and biochemical diversity among members of Bacteria and Archaea
Ecological significance and evolutionary origins of this diversity
Molecular, genetics, and structure-function analyses of microbial cell cycles
Adaptive responses
Metabolic capability
Macromolecular synthesis
Properties of microorganisms
Relationships with humans in causing infectious diseases and in maintaining health

General Courses

Calculus (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Introduction to differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable with applications
Introduction to transcendental functions

Statistics (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

equired Courses:
Ideas for estimation and hypothesis testing basic to applications
Linear estimation and normal regression theory
Probability distributions
Correlation and regression with biomedical applications

Reading and Composition (2 semesters or 3 quarters)*

Training in writing and citation of extensive papers with conjunction with reading literature

Psychology (1 semester or 1 quarter)*

Introduction to the principle areas, problems, and concepts of psychology
Overview of psychology