Acceptance into a professional graduate school for a career in health sciences is a rigorous process, and a strong background in science and math is necessary to be competitive. HTC offers, over the course of three years, the necessary laboratory courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, as well as Mathematics courses to demonstrate these proficiencies during the application process.
The curriculum below is designed for students planning to pursue professional training in medicine. It is also recommended for students interested in other health professions, for whom additional prerequisite courses may be offered on campus as needed. Furthermore, it is advisable for all students interested in a career in health sciences to enroll in HTC courses that develop oral and written communication skills.
Recommended Pre-Med Core Curriculum
In addition to the Judaic Studies and General Education requirements specified in this catalog, the following courses are recommended for those students seeking a career in health sciences:
NSCI 160 Physics I4
NSCI 161 Physics II4
NSCI 170 General Chemistry I4
NSCI 171 General Chemistry II4
NSCI 180 General Biology I4
NSCI 181 General Biology II4
NSCI 270 Organic Chemistry I4
NSCI 271 Organic Chemistry II4
MATH 261 & 262 Calculus I & II10
or MATH 261 Calculus I & MATH 272 Statistics8
At present, this pre-professional health option is only offered to students on the Beis Midrash Campus depending on student interest.