Course of Studies

Suggested Course of Study

Although your premedical advisor and the Premedical Committee can advise you on the medical schools that will suit your needs and to which you should apply, it is your responsibility to identify and satisfy the requirements for those particular schools. Requirements for admission to osteopathic, podiatric, dental, chiropractic, and other health related professional schools should be examined as early as possible in your undergraduate program at Rider University.

Listed below is a suggested sequence of courses needed to satisfy the Pre-Med requirements:

  • Freshman Year
    • Fall: BIO115, BIO115L, CHE 120, CHE121, and MTH105 OR MTH210
    • Spring: BIO116, BIO116L, CHE122 and CHE123
  • Sophomore Year
    • Fall: BIO117, BIO117L, CHE211 and CHE213
    • Spring: CHE214, CHE216
  • Junior Year
    • Fall: PHY100 and PHY100L OR PHY200 and PHY200L
    • Spring: PHY101 and PHY101L OR PHY201 and PHY201L

All premed requirements should be completed by the spring of the junior year.


Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.