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Pre-health

Are you interested in a career in human or veterinary medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, or another health care field? Whether you’re pursuing a direct-entry healthcare major (such as Nursing) or considering professional school in a health care field after graduation, Summer Term can help you fulfill requirements for the curriculum of your choice and meet prerequisites for future courses. Choose from face-to-face lectures, labs, online courses, and internships to enhance your science knowledge, grow your professional skills, and study issues affecting health-care systems in the United States and beyond.

As always, talk with your academic advisor about how these and other courses of interest relate to your overall degree requirements. Pre-Health students are also encouraged to utilize the Center for Pre-Health Advising resources throughout their undergraduate careers.

Browse the list below to see some Summer Term courses that may help you make progress toward your degree. UW-Madison undergraduates can visit the Center for Pre-Health Advising for details on preparing for a health care career while at UW-Madison.

Center for Pre-health advising

UW-Madison is a leader in healthcare

1

The UW Hospital has received Magnet Recognition®, the most prestigious honor for nursing excellence and quality patient care.

2

The UW Carbone Cancer Center is Wisconsin’s only comprehensive cancer center, the highest designation the National Cancer Institute awards to health care institutions.

3

UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health is one the nation’s best, with a #14 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for best medical schools in primary care.

*Some or all sections of this course are online.

Mathematics & Physics

Student in mathematics class
  • Math 211: Calculus*
  • Math 221: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I*
  • Statistics 301: Introduction to Statistical Methods*
  • Statistics 371: Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences*
  • Physics 103: General Physics*
  • Physics 104: General Physics*
  • Physics 202: General Physics*

Chemistry

Students in chemistry class
  • Biochemistry 501: Introduction to Biochemistry*
  • Chemistry 103: General Chemistry I*
  • Chemistry 104: General Chemistry II*
  • Chemistry 343: Introduction to Organic Chemistry*
  • Chemistry 344: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab*

Biological Sciences

Students in bio science class
  • Microbiology 101: General Microbiology*
  • Microbiology 303: Biology of Microorganisms*
  • Zoology 101: Animal Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology 338: Human Anatomy Laboratory
  • Anatomy and Physiology 335: Physiology

General Knowledge

Children playing
  • Genetics 466: Principles of Genetics*
  • Human Development & Family Studies 362: Development of Young Child*
  • Nursing 105: Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach*
  • Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education 300: Individuals with Disabilities*
  • Genetics 133: Genetics in the News*

Anatomy and Physiology

Professor instructs students in anatomy class
  • Anatomy & Physiology 335 Physiology*
  • Anatomy & Physiology 337 Human Anatomy*
  • Anatomy & Physiology 338 Human Anatomy Laboratory
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