Pre-Medicine Minor
Undergraduate Studies

The most important step in getting into a good medical school is going to the right University.

Immaculata University’s Pre-Med Minor prepares you to enter medical school. The Pre-Med Minor can be paired with the Bachelor of Science in Biology or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, students interested in majoring in other areas should work with their advisor to discuss the fulfillment of the Pre-Med minor requirements.

Your faculty advisor will work closely to help you schedule prerequisite courses required by medical school, prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), and apply to medical school.

Medical School Basic Prerequisites

  • 12 credits of Biology – Including Genetics
  • 16 credits of Chemistry – Including Biochemistry & Organic Chemistry
  • 8 credits of Physics
  • 6-8 credits Calculus and/or Statistics
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours is required in areas of humanities ( History, Foreign Language, Philosophy, Arts, etc), social science (Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, etc.)  and behavioral science (Psychology, etc.).
  • 6 credits of English composition and literature


Pre-Med Minor Requirements

  • BIOL 233 – Cell biology
  • BIOL 234 – Genetics
  • BIOL 291 or 292 – Clinical Experience/Shadowing
  • BIOL 309 – Vertebrate Biology
  • BIOL 310 or 366 or 335 – Developmental Biology or Molecular Biology or Principles of Physiology
  • CHEM 103 – General chemistry I
  • CHEM 104 – General chemistry II
  • CHEM 211 – Organic chemistry I
  • CHEM 212 – Organic chemistry II
  • CHEM 330 – Biochemistry I
  • MATH 207 – Applied calculus I
  • MATH 208 – Applied calculus II
  • PHY 203 – Physics I
  • PHY 204 – Physics II
  • SOC 345 or 263 – Social Problems or Sociology of Health and Illness
  • PSY 101 – Foundations of Psychology

Your Educational Future

A sampling of the medical schools admitting Immaculata University Alumni:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American University of Antigua Medical School
  • St. George’s University
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Student Research

As a pre-med concentration at Immaculata University you will have hands-on experiences and mentoring from PhD level faculty. You can join our faculty in their research on Protein complex Yaf9, The evolution of nutrient uptake pathways in the human pathogen Candida glabrata;  Ecological aspects of Herbivory on Photosynthesis and Plant growth.

Students can also develop their own research project based on their interests and receive mentoring and guidance from one of our faculty. Close interaction between students and faculty is critical to stand out in your medical school application.

View recent student and faculty research.

Parsons Science Pavilion

Students in science lab working with Anatomage Table

Immaculata’s new Parsons Science Pavilion offers top-notch laboratories and equipment for exploring scientific concepts, conducting experiments and gaining research experience with faculty mentorship.

An undergraduate education at Immaculata University is a perfect foundation for osteopathic medicine’s core philosophy of treating patients as full beings, not just collections of parts and symptoms. Communication, humanities, social and natural sciences provide context for the practice of medicine across all specialties.

Dr. Melissa George, ‘OO, D.O.

Partnership with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – D.O. Program

Immaculata has entered into a partnership with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to create a pathway for undergraduate students to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program.

Students from Immaculata’s science-related undergraduate programs can apply for the 4+4 D.O. program where they continue their education at PCOM immediately after successful completion of their undergraduate degree. Students must complete all required coursework, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and earn a minimum score of a 504 composite and last least a 126 on each section of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and follow admissions procedures for PCOM.

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