Career Changer Track

This track features time for students to take Biochemistry and additional advanced biology course such as Physiology or Comparative Anatomy in the second year.

Students must enroll for a minimum of 12 credits each semester except for the last semester of study when a 10-credit minimum is allowed.

Generally, students take the following:

Year One

Fall
  • General Chemistry I (11A) + General Chemistry lab (18A) (6 credits)

  • BIOL 14a: Genetics & Genomics (4 credits)

  • AUDIT: Health: Science, Society & Policy (HSSP): American Health Care (HS 104B) (4 credits)

  • Clinical Seminar (201A) (2 credits)

Spring
  • General Chemistry II (11B) + General Chemistry lab (18B) (6 credits)

  • BIOL 15b: Cells & Organisms + General Biology Lab (Biol 18A) (8 credits)

  • Clinical Seminar (201A) (2 credits)

Summer
  • Session I: Organic Chemistry I lecture (Chem 25A) + Organic Chemistry lab (Chem 29A) (6 credits)

  • Session II: Organic Chemistry II lecture (Chem 25B) + Organic Chemistry lab (Chem 29B) (6 credits)

Year Two

Fall
  • Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena I (Phys 10A) + Physics lab (18A) (6 credits)

  • Biology lab (Biol 18B) (2 credits)

  • BCHM 100a: Biochemistry

Spring
  • Introduction to Physical Laws and Phenomena II (Phys 10B) + Physics lab (18B) (6 credits)

  • Biology lab (Biol 18A) (4 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Statistics

Fall and/or Spring
Advanced Biology Course (4 credits):
  • Physiology: BIOL 42a (no lab at Brandeis; this may change)

OR
  • Anatomy: BIOL 43b (includes lab hours)