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 and chemistry offer all the coursework necessary for admission to health profession schools. Students majoring in chemical and biochemical engineering should choose science electives from the courses below.  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
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
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
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
PHYSICS 1145College Physics I4
or PHYSICS 1135 Engineering Physics I
PHYSICS 2145College Physics II4
or PHYSICS 2135 Engineering Physics II
MATH 1211Calculus I-B4
or MATH 1212 Survey of Calculus
or MATH 1214 Calculus I
One of the following courses (taking all four courses is strongly encouraged):
General Genetics
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
General Biochemistry
PREMED 3010Communication Workshop for the Pre-Health Student (Suggested but not required)1

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, 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