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  Sep 24, 2022
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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Advisor: Deborah G. Duke, Ed.D.

Most schools of medicine require for admission a minimum of three years of college work with a strong GPA and relatively high scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT); preference is given to those who have a bachelor’s degree. Information regarding admissions procedures, the MCAT, and allopathic medical schools can be found at Information regarding osteopathic medical schools can be found at Details regarding the Texas medical schools are given at

Premedical students may elect any major. Students who choose a major other than  biomedical engineering , or any major from  the departments of Chemistry  or Biology  may wish to also complete Harding’s second major in preprofessional health sciences .

Upon request, Harding will confer the bachelor of science degree with a major in general science on students who complete two years in an approved school of medicine and who complete Liberal Arts and premedical requirements at Harding.

Although students may choose any major, the following courses should be included in their academic plans for the first three years. These courses are necessary to prepare for the MCAT, which is usually taken near the completion of the spring semester of the junior year. Most medical schools require many, if not all, of these courses as prerequisites. Additional science electives are also recommended. Premedical students are encouraged to work closely with the premedical advisor as they plan their coursework and related activities.

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Third Year




* Students inadequately prepared for MATH 2300  or CHEM 1040/1040L  must first take leveling courses.
** Or PHYS 2110/2110L -PHYS 2120/2120L .
*** BIOL electives may be selected from BIOL 3100/3100L BIOL 3200/3200L , BIOL 3210/3210L , BIOL 3220/3220L , BIOL 3400/3400L , BIOL 3230/3230L BIOL 4500  and BIOL 4400/4400L .

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