In order to be eligible to apply for admission, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of college work. No specific major or field of study is required. College credits must include:
Biology: A full-year (eight semester credits) of introductory biology, including laboratory work, is required. Knowledge of classical genetics is essential and may be acquired through the introductory biology sequence. An additional genetics course is highly recommended.
Chemistry: A full year (eight semester credits) of general chemistry with lab and a full year (eight semester credits) of organic chemistry with lab are required. An additional course in biochemistry is highly recommended.
Physics: A full year (eight semester credits) of introductory physics with lab is required. Topics covered should include mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, and nuclear radiation.
English: TUSM does not have an English course requirement, although applicants must possess the ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
Math: TUSM does not have a math course requirement, although course work in calculus, statistics, and computer science is recommended.
Our course prerequisites are defined above in terms of the traditional premedical curriculum at a college that operates on the semester system. Such a school typically offers two courses, each a semester in length, each with a lab section, and each worth four credits, in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics.
If you completed all of your premedical course work at one school, and if that school operates on the model described above, it should be relatively easy to determine whether you have met our course prerequisites. However, if your school operates on a different model, if you have taken premedical course work at more than one school, or if you have received AP credits on your transcript, then determining whether you have met our course prerequisites can become complicated. The guidelines below follow should help you to make that determination:
Variability in Premedical Curricula
Advanced Placement Credits and Exemption Exams