Program Prerequisites

Required Ohio State courses for admission into Ohio State health professional programs

Important:

  • This is meant as a quick reference only. It is important to familiarize yourself with each college's admissions requirements by going directly to their web pages (linked below).
  • Requirements for programs at other universities may vary.
  • Please consult with a pre-health advisor if you completed any program prerequisites before SU12.  Course numbers changed when the University converted to semesters.

Pre-Dentistry

  • Anatomy 2300 or Anatomy 3300 or EEOB 2510
  • Biochemistry 4511
  • Biology 1113, 1114
  • Chemistry 1210, 1220*
  • Chemistry, Organic 2510, 2520*
  • English 1110, 2367
  • Microbiology 4000
  • Physics 1200*
  • Physiology 3200 (or 3101 and 3102 if taken before AU14) or EEOB 2520

*Labs are required unless the lab course is taught separately

Advanced coursework, such as in anatomy and biochemistry, is recommended. See the School of Dentistry's web page for suggestions.

OSU College of Dentistry

Pre-Medicine

  • General chemistry: Chemistry 1210, 1220
  • Organic chemistry: Chemistry 2510, 2520 – lectures & Chemistry 2540, 2550 – labs
  • Introductory physics: Physics 1200, 1201
  • Biology 1113, 1114
  • Biochemistry 4511
  • Anatomy 2300 or Anatomy 3300 or EEOB 2510

Note that completion of Math 1148 or higher is a prerequisite for the above course sequences. Many students, however, complete additional math courses (e.g., 1149, 1151, 1152, etc.) as part of their undergraduate degree plans (often required for the major).

Recommended course work:

The OSU College of Medicine's website has suggestions for additional science and non-science course work, and is an excellent guide to the overall admissions process.

OSU College of Medicine

Pre-Optometry

  • English 1110
  • Mathematics through 1151
  • Chemistry 1210, 1220
  • Chemistry 2510, 2520
  • Biochemistry 4511
  • Physics 1200, 1201
  • Biology 1113, 1114
  • Microbiology 4000
  • Psychology 1100
  • Physiology 3200 (or 3101 and 3102 if taken before AU14)
  • Social Sciences (7 semester hours)
  • Humanities (7 semester hours)

OSU College of Optometry

Pre-Pharmacy

  • Anatomy 2300 or Anatomy 3300 or EEOB 2510
  • Biology 1113
  • Chemistry 1210, 1220
  • Chemistry 2510, 2520 lectures; 2540, 2550 labs
  • Math 1151
  • Microbiology 4000
  • Physics 1200, 1201
  • Statistics 1450

OSU College of Pharmacy

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Requirements for current (2014-2015) admissions cycle:

  • Mathematics through 1150
  • Chemistry 1210, 1220
  • Chemistry 2510, 2520
  • Biology 1113, 1114
  • Microbiology 4100 or Microbiology 4000
  • Biochemistry 4511
  • Molecular Genetics 4500
  • Physics 1200, 1201
  • English 1110
  • Social Science: 7 hours*
  • Humanities: 7 hours*

*Student is encouraged to fulfill this requirement by electing the courses required for the Bachelor of Science curriculum. Courses in communication, journalism, sociology, economics, and psychology are strongly recommended.

Prerequisites starting with 2015-2016 admissions cycle:

  • Biochemistry 4511
  • Microbiology 4000
  • Physiology 3200 or Animal Science 3140
  • Communication 2110 or 2131 or Agricultural Communication 3130
  • Science electives: 35 hours (includes, but not limited to: biology, chemistry, anatomy, immunology, cell biology, molecular genetics, animal science, ecology, environmental science or other science courses.)
  • Humanities/Social Science electives: 16 hours (Includes, but not limited to: history, economics, anthropology, psychology, art, music, literature, languages, writing, and ethics.)

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Nursing (Graduate)

OSU College of Nursing

Master of Occupational Therapy Degree

  • Psychology 3331
  • Sociology 1101
  • Anatomy 2300 or Anatomy 3300
  • EEOB 2520 or Physiology 3200 (or 3101 and 3102 if taken before AU14)
  • English 3304 or 2367
  • Statistics 1350, Statistics 1450, Statistics 2480, Statistics 2450, or Psychology 2220
  • Biology 1101 or 1113
  • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 2500

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy

  • Chemistry 1210, 1220
  • Physics 1200, 1201
  • Biology 1113  NOTE: students planning to enter the program in Summer 2015 or later should plan to take a full year of biology, Biology 1113 and 1114
  • Psychology 1100
  • Psychology 3340 or Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 3500 or Human Development and Family Science 2400 or KNPE 2542
  • EEOB 2520 or Physiology 3200 (or 3101 and 3102 if taken before AU14)
  • KNHES 5500 (prerequisite: Junior standing or above)
  • Anatomy 3300
  • Statistics 1350) or Statistics 1450 or Psychology 2300 or EDUPL 6625 or HTHRHSC 5900

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Masters of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabiliation
  • Gerontology
  • Health Informatics
  • Advanced Practice: Clinical Nutrition; coordinated graduate program in Medical Dietetics
  • Education, Allied Health
  • Management, Allied Health
  • Coordinated graduate program in Medical Technology

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Public Health

  • Master in Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Public Health Program for Experienced Professionals (MPHPEP)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program (PhD)
  • Master of Health Administration Program (MHA)

OSU College of Public Health

Ohio State undergraduate health professions degree programs

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Athletic Training
  • Health Information Management & Systems
  • Medical Dietetics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Health Sciences

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Dental Hygiene

OSU College of Dentistry: Dental Hygiene Program

Nursing (BSN)

OSU College of Nursing

Pharmacy (BSPS)

OSU College of Pharmacy

Public Health (BSPH)

OSU College of Public Health

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