The premedical advisement track at Columbia College is designed to guide students in their preparation for admission to medical, dental, veterinary, and other health-related graduate professional programs. Premedical advisement is open to students of all academic majors. Though expedient, a student does not have to major in biology or chemistry to begin a path toward a professional medical career.
Planning for Success:
1. An SAT score of at least 1100 is an indicator of readiness. A student with a lower score should expect to enhance competitiveness after maintaining a minimum cumulative GPR of 3.3 and a minimum GPR of 3.3 in the major after attending Columbia College for one year.
2. Completion of Introductory Biology 110 & 225, and Chemistry 121, 122 by the end of the sophomore year at Columbia College.
3. Completion of Mathematics 161.
To maintain good standing in preparation for continued medical study, we recommend:
1. A minimum cumulative GPR of at least 3.3 and a minimum GPR of 3.3 in the major.
2. Regular attendance at The Premedical Club meetings and participation in club service.
3. Meetings with academic advisors to plan a course of study for MCT, DAT, GRE, or other standardized graduate admissions tests.
4. Pursuing summer internships in their chosen fields. Students who want recommendations from the science faculty for medical , dental, veterinary, or other health-related professional programs are advised to seek premedical advisement.
The completion of these requirements does not guarantee the endorsement of the Columbia College faculty, nor does it guarantee acceptance into professional or graduate programs. For more information, please contact Dr. Kirt Moody at (803) 786-3750.