Prerequisite Requirements from Idaho State University

This is a list of the Idaho State University courses that will meet the program's prerequisite requirements. These courses have prerequisite requirements. Please consult with an ISU Pre-Health Professions Advisor to determine if additional course work is required. Contact the ISU PA Program at 208-282-4726 if you have any questions.

  • Microbiology:
    • BIOL 2221 Introductory Microbiology**, OR
    • BIOL 2235 General Microbiology**
  • Biochemistry:
    • BIOL 4432 Biochemistry, OR
    • BIOL 4445 Biochemistry I OR
    • BIOL 4447 Biochemistry II, OR
    • NTD 4461 Nutritional Biochemistry I, OR
    • NTD 4485 Nutritional Biochemistry II
  • Human Anatomy & Human Physiology:
    • BIOL 3301 Human Anatomy & Physiology I** AND
    • BIOL 3302 Human Anatomy & Physiology II**
  • Abnormal Psychology:
    • PSYC 3301 Abnormal Psychology I, OR
    • Developmental Psychology through the Lifespan which requires all three of the following courses:
      1. PSYC 2225 Child Development AND
      2. PSYC 3332 Psychology of Adolescence AND
      3. PSYC 3344 Adult Development & Aging
  • Statistics:
    • MATH 1153 Introduction to Statistics, OR
    • PSYC 2227 Basic Statistics, OR
    • SOC 3309 Social Statistics

**Indicates ISU requires a co-requisite lab.

Highly Recommended Courses:

(Please note: This list is not meant to be all inclusive and includes suggestions only!)

  • Upper level biology courses such as:
    • Advanced Anatomy (BIOL 4420 Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy, BIOL 4470 Cross-Sectional Anatomy)
    • Advanced Physiology (BIOL 3304 Comparative Vertebrate Morphology and Physiology, BIOL 4449 - Human Physiology I, BIOL 4456 Human Physiology II, BIOL 4464 Lectures in Human Physiology, BIOL 4486 Human Systemic Physiology)
    • Immunology (BIOL 4451 Immunology, BIOL 4454 Advanced Immunology)
    • Genetics (BIOL 3358 Genetics, BIOL 4461 Advanced Genetics)
    • Endocrinology (BIOL 4443 Endocrinology)
  • Other health-related courses from departments such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Health Education, and Gender Studies.
  • Medical Terminology (HE 2210 or HCA 2210 Medical Terminology & Communication, HCA HO 0106 Medical Terminology)
  • Proficiency in a foreign language

Computer Literacy: All applicants are expected to possess computer literacy (either through course work or experience) which includes a basic understanding of the operation of a Windows pc, word processing, file management, spreadsheets, and the Internet.


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