Pre-Medical Program


The Pre-Medicine program at Nyack College is designed for Biology majors and others who desire to attend professional programs in the health sciences. We have designed this curriculum to help students obtain the necessary prerequisites for admission into health science programs.

A 3.0 GPA is required for admissions into the program. Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in both the science course and overall GPA.

Students may apply to the Pre-Medical program after completion of General Biology I, General Biology II, Inorganic Chemistry I, Inorganic Chemistry II and Calculus I.

Biology majors – In addition to Biology major requirements, students are required to enroll in:

  • Calculus I (4 credits)
  • General Physics I and II (8 credits)

Non-Biology majors – The pre-medical curricular requirements are:

  • General Biology I and II (8 credits)
  • Inorganic Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
  • General Physics (I and II) (8 credits)
  • Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Probability and Statistics (3 credits)

Students who complete the pre-medical program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the life sciences.
  • Think critically and apply the scientific method to design, analyze and evaluate research.
  • Read biological literature, write proficiently and communicate effectively using appropriate scientific terminology.
  • Develop the technical skills to be competent in the laboratory.
  • Be prepared for medical school.

The pre-medical curriculum, along with the liberal arts core, covers the subject matter that is offered on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). The majority of students accepted into medical school receive a degree in a science field, especially biology and chemistry. However, a science major is not a prerequisite for medical school.

The Pre-Medical program is offered at the Rockland campus.