Prehealth Professions

Missouri S&T has several programs of study, which prepare students for success in the professional schools of human medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and related areas of health-care. Degree programs in biological sciences, chemistry, and chemical and biochemical engineering offer all the coursework necessary for admission to health profession schools. Advising of students desiring a pre-health profession background is conducted by Missouri S&T Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee in conjunction with the student's department advisors. Interested students may inquire with Dr. Katie Shannon, biological sciences department, who chairs the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee. Students interested in health professions are strongly encouraged to obtain shadowing and volunteer experience in their desired profession as early as possible.

Premedicine Minor

It is recommended that students seeking the Pre-Medicine minor declare their intentions as soon as possible. Students completing the Pre-Medicine minor curriculum in addition to their BA/BS curriculum will have completed all requirements for admission to most Medical, Dental, Veterinary or other health profession programs. However, it is important to consult with a member of the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee to ensure you are completing the necessary coursework for your desired profession. The Pre-Medicine minor is not intended for a student majoring in Chemistry, Biological Sciences or Chemical and Biochemical Engineering which already offer a Pre-Medicine approved curriculum. Required courses for the Pre-Medicine minor are:

BIO SCI 1213
BIO SCI 1219
Principles of Biology
and General Biology Lab
5
or BIO SCI 1113
BIO SCI 1219
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
BIO SCI 2213
BIO SCI 2219
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1310
CHEM 1319
CHEM 1320
CHEM 1100
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory
and General Chemistry II
and Introduction To Laboratory Safety & Hazardous Materials
9
CHEM 2210
CHEM 2219
CHEM 2220
CHEM 2229
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
10
PHYSICS 1145
PHYSICS 1119
College Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory
4-5
or PHYSICS 1111
PHYSICS 1119
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory
PHYSICS 2145
PHYSICS 2119
College Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory
4-5
or PHYSICS 2111
PHYSICS 2119
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory
Mathematics two semesters to include:
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I
Calculus For Engineers I
One of the following courses (taking all three courses is highly recommended):
General Genetics
BIO SCI 242
General Biochemistry

PREMED 1211 Introduction To Health Careers (LEC 1.0)

This course is for Pre-Medicine students or other interested in careers in the health care industry. Students will be introduced to different career options through invited speakers and independent research. Prerequisite: Admission Requirements.

PREMED 3010 Communication Workshop for the Pre-Health Student (RSD 1.0)

This course is for Pre-Medicine students or others interested in careers in the health care industry or graduate studies. Students in this course will learn and develop writing and speaking skills necessary for success in health and science careers. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

Katie B Shannon, Associate Teaching Professor
PHD Harvard Medical School

Superscripts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the faculty listing refer to the following common footnotes:
1 Registered Professional Engineer
2 Registered Geologist
3 Certified Health Physicist
4 Registered Architect
5 Board Certified, American Academy of Environmental Engineers
6 LEED AP Certified