The liberal arts curriculum at Marietta College provides an ideal framework for the pre-professional preparation needed for entry into a variety of health fields. Graduate programs seek students who not only have a sound education in the basic sciences, but who also have developed communication skills and have foundations in the humanities and social sciences.

Although most pre-health professions students at Marietta major in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Health Science, or Athletic Training, students can select other majors as well. Because some students later decide not to pursue a career in the health professions, a major should be chosen on the basis of genuine interest. Although most graduate programs do not specify a preference for a particular major, they do require that the student complete a certain core group of courses. The curricular tracks listed below when coupled with a major will meet the admissions requirements of most graduate programs.

However, because the requirements vary among schools and according to the type of health profession, pre-health professions students should seek advice about course selection from their academic advisor. Completing certain of these courses by the spring of the junior year will help prepare students adequately for the national admission examinations (MCAT, DAV, VAT, or GRE).

Pre-Medical/Dental Track

 

The Pre-Medical/Dental (Med/Dnt) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-Med/Dental track, 57 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-Med/Dent Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 203 or Biolgy 204 Human Physiology or Animal Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Biology 401/Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 303 Organic Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 305 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 304 Organic Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 306 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 420 Biochemistry I 3 credit hours
Math 125 Calculus I 3 credit hours
Physics 211 or Physics 221 College Physics I or Gen. Physics I 4 credit hours
Physics 212 or Physics 222 College Physics II or Gen. Physics II 4 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit hours
Writing 102 College Composition 3 credit hours

 

Pre-Optometry Track

The Pre-Optometry (Opt) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-Opt track, 73-74 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-Opt Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 203 Human Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Biology 310 Developmental Biology 4 credit hours
Biology 330 or Chemistry 420 Genetics or Biochemistry I 3 credit hours
Biology 331 Molecular Biology Lab 1 credit hour
Biology 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 303 Organic Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 305 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 304 Organic Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 306 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 420 Biochemistry I 3 credit hours
Math 125 Calculus I 3 credit hours
Math 223 or Psychology 285 Statistics for Natural & Social Sciences or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Physics 211 or Physics 221 College Physics I or Gen. Physics I 4 credit hours
Physics 212 or Physics 222 College Physics II or Gen. Physics II 4 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit hours
Writing 102 College Composition 3 credit hours
Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

The Pre-Occupational Therapy (OT) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-OT track, 64 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-OT Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 203 or 204 Human Physiology or Animal Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Biology 401/Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Math 223 or Psychology 285 Statistics for Natural & Social Sciences or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Math 121 or 125 Precalculus Math or Calculus I 3 credit hours
Physics 211 College Physics I 4 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Psychology 206 Child Development 3 credit hours
Psychology 207 Adolescence 3 credit hours
Psychology 350 Abnormal Psychology 3 credit hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit hours
Sports Medicine 101 Medical Terminology 1 credit hour
Sports Medicine 325 Physiology of Exercise 3 credit hours
Writing 307 Technical Writing 3 credit hours
Pre-Physician Assistant Track

The Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-PA track, 53 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-PA Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 202 General Microbiology 4 credit hours
Biology 203 or 204 Human Physiology or Animal Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Biology 401/Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Biology 309, 310, 330, 340 or 430 Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Toxicology or Immunology 3-4 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry Lab I 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry Lab II 1 credit hour
Chemistry 303/305 or 304/306 Organic Chemistry I/Lab or Organic Chemistry II/Lab 4 credit hours
Math 223 or Psychology 285 Statistics for Natural & Social Sciences or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Psychology 206, 207, 350 or 375 Child Development, Adolescence, Abnormal Psychology or Health Psychology 3 credit hours
Sports Medicine 101 Medical Terminology 1 credit hour
Pre-Pharmacy Track

The Pre-Pharmacy (Phm) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-Phm track, 67 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-Phm Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 202 General Microbiology 4 credit hours
Biology 203 Human Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Communication 203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 303 Organic Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 305 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 304 Organic Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 306 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 420 Biochemistry I 3 credit hours
Math 125 Calculus I 3 credit hours
Math 223 or Psychology 285 Statistics for Natural & Social Sciences or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Physics 211 or Physics 221 College Physics I or Gen. Physics I 4 credit hours
Physics 212 or Physics 222 College Physics II or Gen. Physics II 4 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit hours
Writing 102 College Composition 3 credit hours
Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Economics 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3 credit hours
Pre-Physical Therapy Track

The Pre-Physical Therapy (PT) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-PT track, 49 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-PT Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 203 or Biolgy 204 Human Physiology or Animal Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Biology 401/Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Math 223 or Psychology 285 Statistics for Natural & Social Sciences or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Math 125 Calculus I 3 credit hours
Physics 211 or Physics 221 College Physics I or Gen. Physics I 4 credit hours
Physics 212 or Physics 222 College Physics II or Gen. Physics II 4 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Psychology 206, 207, 350 or 375 Child Development, Adolescence, Abnormal Psychology or Health Psychology 3 credit hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit hours
Sports Medicine 101 Medical Terminology 1 credit hour
Sports Medicine 325 Physiology of Exercise 3 credit hours
Writing 102 College Composition 3 credit hours
Pre-Veterinary Track

The Pre-Veterinary (Vet) track can be completed in conjunction with any major. To complete the Pre-Vet track, 64 credit hours selected from the following courses must be completed. Courses can also count toward the requirements of the GE curriculum or major in which the student is enrolled; however, the track as a whole cannot be used to fulfill a GE requirement as a minor or subject area concentration.

Courses required for completion of the Pre-Vet Track:

Biology 101 Modern Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 105 Introduction to Biology Lab I 1 credit hour
Biology 131 Introduction to Cell Biology 3 credit hours
Biology 106 Introduction to Biology Lab II 1 credit hour
Biology 202 General Microbiology 4 credit hours
Biology 203 Human Physiology 3 credit hours
Biology 212 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
Biology 330 Genetics 3 credit hours
Biology 401/Sports Medicine 401 Advanced Human Anatomy 3 credit hours
Chemistry 131 General Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 133 General Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 132 General Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 134 General Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 303 Organic Chemistry I 3 credit hours
Chemistry 305 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 304 Organic Chemistry II 3 credit hours
Chemistry 306 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credit hour
Chemistry 420 Biochemistry I 3 credit hours
Math 223 or Psychology 285 Statistics for Natural & Social Sciences or Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
Physics 211 or Physics 221 College Physics I or Gen. Physics I 4 credit hours
Physics 212 or Physics 222 College Physics II or Gen. Physics II 4 credit hours
Psychology 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
Sociology 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 credit hours