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.
Professional graduate schools in health sciences are looking for the finest minds and the most motivated students who demonstrate a strong interest in working with people. A student pursuing a career in health sciences must possess the ability and desire to succeed in the often arduous process of gaining acceptance into professional graduate school. HTC is committed to offering the finest education, expert guidance and quality support services to benefit its students. Our community relations are strong, and we are able to assist students in gaining practical volunteer experience in their field of interest. We also provide avenues for students to demonstrate the leadership qualities which many professional graduate schools seek in their applicants.
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 I 4
- NSCI 161 Physics II 4
- NSCI 170 General Chemistry I 4
- NSCI 171 General Chemistry II 4
- NSCI 180 General Biology I 4
- NSCI 181 General Biology II 4
- NSCI 270 Organic Chemistry I 4
- NSCI 271 Organic Chemistry II 4
- MATH 261 & 262 Calculus I & II 10 or MATH 261 Calculus I & MATH 272 Statistics 8