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UCCS Academic Catalog 2012-2013

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  Feb 17, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog


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IMPORTANT: These courses are intended to help you finish your pre-requisites for CU-Denver’s Medical program. This is NOT considered a major or a minor at UCCS.

Pre-professional options offered at UCCS prepare students for candidacy into professional programs offered at other facilities.

Completion of prerequisite coursework does not guarantee acceptance into any professional program.
Course requirements are for the University of Colorado programs; other schools may have slightly different requirements. Students should contact other schools of interest for appropriate pre-requisite coursework.

A college program leading to a bachelor’s degree is considered by the faculty and the CU School of Medicine’s Committee on Admissions to offer the best preparation for a student interested in medicine. Students in the pre-medicine program are advised to choose a major and should plan to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from UCCS.

An aspirant to the field of medicine needs a people-oriented background and good communication skills as well as good grounding in the biological and physical sciences.

For more information, see, or contact your advisor.

    Freshmen and Prospective Students: Bev Kratzer (719) 255-3745,
    Sophomore and above: Dr. Wendy Haggren (719) 255-4156,

Admission Requirements

The MCAT and a baccalaureate degree, or at least 120 credit hours of college credit with a major leading to a degree, are required. The MCAT must be taken before the November 1 application deadline.


Some medical schools require two semesters of biochemistry, one semester of biostatistics, and two semesters of behavioral science courses (psychology, sociology). Students are encouraged to consider additional coursework in computer science, genetics, humanities, and social sciences.

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