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Finisher Track*

*If you've already successfully completed a full year of both General Chemistry and Biology, each with lab, you may be eligible to apply for this 15-month track.  

Email or call Director of Pre-Health Advising, Kate Stutz: phapostbac@brandeis, 781-736-3472

to find out if you are eligible to apply to this special track. 

Career Changer track

This track features time for students to take Biochemistry in preparation for MCAT 2015 in addition to the opportunity to take an additional advanced biology course such as Physiology or 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.

*Please note that Statistics and Psychology 2a (Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health) can be taken any semester as needed. Please discuss options with the Program Advisor.

Generally, students take the following:

Fall Year One

Spring Year One

General Chemistry I (11A) +

General Chemistry lab (18A) (6 credits)

General Chemistry II (11B) +

General Chemistry lab (18B) (6 credits)

BIOL 14a: Genetics & Genomics (4 credits)

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

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

Clinical Seminar (201A) (2 credits)

Clinical Seminar (201A) (2 credits)


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)

Fall Year Two

Spring Year Two

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

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

Biology lab (Biol 18B) (2 credits)

*Psychology 2a: Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health

BCHM 100a: Biochemistry



Fall and/or Spring, Year two:

Advanced Biology Course (4 credits):

Physiology: BIOL 42a (no lab at Brandeis; this may change)


Anatomy: BIOL 43b (includes lab hours) 

MCAT Prep:  Some students choose to take a prep course which is offered on campus, though not part of the post-bac program.  Some courses start in November, others around Feb. 1.