Pre-Med Q&ACategory: Scheduling and ClassesPre-med math requirement
AvatarAnnie asked 2 months ago

Hi! I’m planning on minoring in computer science, but am on the pre-med track. I have AP credit that I can use for MATH115/116, so I technically don’t have to take calculus in college to fufill pre-med requirements. However, I read that med schools prefer applicants to take calculus in college, or at least to take an upper-level math course in college. Since I am a compsci minor, I have taken EECS203 (discrete math). Would this count as an upper-level course? 
 

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AvatarKaran Joseph answered 2 months ago

Hi Annie,
Generally medical schools do not require or care too much if you have taken calculus in college. Some schools may prefer to see either calculus OR statistics. Therefore, if you have taken Stats 250/280 you should be competitive with most schools.
 
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AvatarKaran Joseph answered 2 months ago

Hi Annie,
 
Just to follow up. If schools ask for upper level mathematics then discrete mathematics should count. In terms of specific schools, Western Michigan University recommends statistics. Michigan State requires College Algebra or higher OR Statistics. So you would be fine applying to these schools. As always, if you are concerned about a particular school we recommend that you reach out to them directly, but I would assume you are in good shape given that you have completed statistics.
 
Karan, Co-President

AvatarKaran Joseph answered 2 months ago

Hi Annie,
 
Just to follow up. If schools ask for upper level mathematics then discrete mathematics should count. In terms of specific schools, Western Michigan University recommends statistics. Michigan State requires College Algebra or higher OR Statistics. So you would be fine applying to these schools. As always, if you are concerned about a particular school we recommend that you reach out to them directly, but I would assume you are in good shape given that you have completed statistics.
 
Karan, Co-President

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