Students interested in optometry and other health science careers (medicine, dentistry, podiatry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, and others) can effectively work toward their goals at Westminster College.
Students interested in health fields often major in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuroscience, or physics. In completing a B.S. from Westminster that includes the recommended courses listed below, students will satisfy the requirements for admission to most medical schools in the United States This option allows students to spend four years at Westminster and then to apply to programs at a number of different universities.
BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics (4 SH)
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function (4 SH)
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design (4 SH)
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry (4 SH)
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry (4 SH)
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I (4 SH)
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II (4 SH)
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II (4 SH)
PHY 151 Principles of Physics I (4 SH)
PHY 152 Principles of Physics II (4 SH)
Further information is available from the chair of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee, Dr. Marosh Furimsky (Department of Biology).