CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2019  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry (Premedical/Biomedical Science and Technology Concentration), BS

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

This concentration is intended for those students wishing to pursue a career in the biomedical or biotechnology fields, including students wishing to pursue a degree from a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or optometry school.  Specific courses within the concentration should be chosen carefully, based on the intended career path.  Students anticipating obtaining a professional degree (such as an MD or PharmD.) should also judiciously choose their electives to satisfy admissions preferences and fully prepare for entrance exams.

Liberal Studies (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Premedical/Biomedical Science and Technology Concentration

General Electives

General electives (12-20 hours) are required to complete the program depending on the number of hours in the major that double count for Liberal Studies. Students must take at least 30 hours at the junior-senior level at WCU to satisfy general university degree requirements.  Pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, and pre-optometry students should discuss with their advisors the most appropriate electives for their intended professional school.  Some examples of electives that may aid in professional school entrance exams and/or satisfy admissions preferences are included below:

Additional Information

Visit the department’s website at to view the eight-semester curriculum guide.

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