Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Core Science Classes

Nearly all health professional schools require that you take the following classes during your undergraduate pre-medical training.


Minimum of one year of biology
  • At MVNU, General Zoology is required, and most students also take General Botany.
  • Advance biology classes, including Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Vertebrate Physiology, are highly recommended.
  • General Chemistry I-II with laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry I-II with laboratory
  • All schools recommend Biochemistry; some require it
  • Many schools require Calculus I
  • Statistics is strongly recommended
  • General Physics I-II with laboratory
  • One year of English composition is always required. At MVNU the appropriate courses are titled Expository Writing and Research Writing.
  • Medical schools strongly recommend courses in history and literature that involve extensive collateral reading
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