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WHICH TRACK IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Track One: Advanced Biology - see left

Track Two: Research - Project Lab

Track Three: 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

Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising Abby Voss avoss@brandeis.edu 781-736-3493

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

Track One: Advanced Biology Coursework

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.

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)

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

Clinical Seminar (201A) (2 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)

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)

One more required course:

Advanced Biology Course (4 credits):

Intro to Biochem: BCHM 100a

OR

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

OR

Anatomy: BIOL 43b (includes lab hours)

OPTIONAL additional
Advanced Biology Course (4 credits):

Intro to Biochem: BCHM 100a

OR

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

OR

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.