Health Professions Track
Many students at St. Edward's are preparing for careers in the Health Professions which include Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine to name a few. This preparation is rigorous and at times confusing, so it is in the student's best interest to become acquainted with the Health Professions Advisory Committee early in his/her college career.
|Committee Chairs||Dr. Mary Kopecki-Fjetland||Assoc. Prof. Biology|
|Dr. Henry Altmiller||Prof. Chemistry|
|Committee Members||Dr. Fildelma O'Leary||Assoc. Prof. Biology|
|Dr. Neal Wise||Prof. Political Science|
|Dr. Mary Kopecki||Assoc. Prof. Chemistry|
|Dr. Patricia Baynham||Assoc. Prof. Biology|
St. Edward's does not have a "Pre-Med" major per se, and the Medical and Dental Schools say that it does not matter what the student's major is. However, once you complete the pre-requisites for Med/Dent school, you are well on your way to completing the degree requirements for a BS in Biology or Biochemistry.
The requirements and courses that satisfy the requirements.
|Medical/Dental School Requirements||SEU Courses that satisfy the Requirements|
|English (6 hours)||FSTY 1311 & 1313 Rhetoric & Composition I & II
ENGW 1301 & 1302 Rhetoric & Composition I & I
|Biology (16 hours as required by Science majors. 8 hours must include formal lab work.)||BIOL 1307, 1107 General Biology: Cells and Organ Systems BIOL 1308, 1108 General Biology: Genes, Organisms, and Populations; BIOL 2334 Molecular Biology; BIOL 2335 Human Physiology and BIOL 2135 Human Physiology Lab; BIOL 3439 Microbiology|
|Mathematics (3 hours college calculus)||MATH 2313|
|Chemistry (8 hours general chemistry and 8 hours organic chemistry with lab as required by Science majors)||CHEM 1340, 1140 General Chemistry;
CHEM 2320,2120 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 2323, 2123 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3325,3125 Organic Chemistry II
|Biochemistry ( 3 hours required by some Schools)||CHEM 4343 Biochemistry I|
|Physics (8 hours with lab as required)||PHYS 2321, 2126 Electricity and Magnetism; PHYS 2320, 2125 Mechanics and Waves|