Welcome to Pre-Health @ SUNY New Paltz

Suggested Path for Pre-Health

*General guideline - students work with academic advisors to select classes. Below are classes and resume building suggestions only.

Year One Semester I:

Enroll in:

  1. General Biology I + Lab   Chemistry I + Lab
  2. Math (select which fits best to your pre-health career)

Year One Semester II:

Enroll in:

  1. General Biology II + Lab
  2. Chemistry II + Lab
  3. Math

Begin studying for entry exams. i.e., MCAT, CASPA

Make an appointment with Pre-Health Advisors:

Non-Academic things to add to your success and resume. The sooner the better:

  1. Identify a professional in the field to shadow
  2. Identify someone to do research on campus
  3. Volunteer or work as an EMT
  4. Community service
  5. Join a campus club or other organization

 

Year Two Semester I:

Enroll in:

  1. Organic Chemistry I + Lab
  2. Genetics + Lab  

Year Two Semester II:

Enroll in:

  1. Organic Chemistry II + Lab
  2. Work with advisor for remaining requirements        

Year Three Semester I:

Enroll in:

  1. Requirements as assigned advisor should know your Pre-Health track
  2. Continue studying for entry exams or schedule a time to take exam

Year Three Semester II:

Enroll in:

  1. Requirements as assigned advisor should know your Pre-Health track
  2. Schedule entry exams. Identify several schools and see their requirements as some schools can differ even in academic requirements. Draft a personal statement and complete school of interest application. School applications vary and you must know what each is asking for and deadlines.

 Year Four Semester I:

Enroll in:

  1. Remaining requirements as assigned advisor suggests
  2. Submit applications to schools and wait for contact by email

Year Four Semester II:

Finish major requirements. At this time, schools of interest may be contacting for interviews.