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Premed/Health Science Courses

These UNC courses are offered in summer 2022 and could help you prepare for the MCAT, as well as satisfy any prerequisite courses for a professional graduate program in medicine or another health sciences field.

First Session, 2022

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3)

ONLINE. Open to all undergraduates. Prerequisite to most higher courses in Biology. An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1)

ONLINE. Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 101. An examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems are analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.

BIOL 201 Ecology and Evolution (4)

Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102. Principles governing the ecology and evolution of populations, communities, and ecosystems, including speciation, population genetics, population regulation, and community and ecosystem structure and dynamics.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4)

ONLINE. Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102. Structure and function of nucleic acids, principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genetic engineering.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology (4)

Prerequisite, BIOL 202. Fundamentals of cell structure and activity in relation to special functions, metabolism, reproduction, embryogenesis, with an introduction to the experimental analysis of cell physiology and development.

BIOL 252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L. One Biology course over 200 recommended. An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite, BIOL 101 and 101L; co-requisite, BIOL 252. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the pre- or co-requisite. Organ level human structure and function.
CHEM 101 General Descriptive Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisite, MATH 110. The first course in a two-semester sequenceSee also CHEM 102. Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry and conservation of mass, thermochemical changes, and conservation of energy.

CHEM 101 General Descriptive Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisite, MATH 110. The first course in a two-semester sequenceSee also CHEM 102. Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry and conservation of mass, thermochemical changes, and conservation of energy.

CHEM 101L Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Pre- or co-requisite, CHEM 101. Computerized data collection, scientific measurement, sensors, thermochemistry, spectroscopy, and conductometric titration. Laptop computer required.

CHEM 241 Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization (2)

Analytical separations, chromatographic methods, spectrophotometry, acid-base equilibria and titrations, fundamentals of electrochemistry.

CHEM 241L Laboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compounds (1)

Prerequisites, CHEM 102L; pre- or corequisite, CHEM 241 or 241H. Applications of separation and spectrophotometric techniques to organic compounds, including some of biological interest. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 241L and CHEM 245L.

CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Molecular structure and its determination by modern physical methods, correlation between structure and reactivity and the theoretical basis for these relationships, classification of reaction types exhibited by organic molecules using as examples molecules of biological importance.

CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisite, CHEM 261 or 261H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Continuation of CHEM 261, with particular emphasis on the chemical properties of organic molecules of biological importance.

CHEM 262L Laboratory in Organic Chemistry (1)

Prerequisites, CHEM 102L, and CHEM 241L or 245L; pre- or corequisite, CHEM 262 or 262H. Continuation of CHEM 241L or 245L with particular emphasis on organic chemistry synthesis protocols, separation techniques, and compound characterization using modern spectroscopic instrumentation. This course serves as an organic chemistry laboratory for premedical and predental students. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 262L and CHEM 263L.

Second Session, 2022

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3)

ONLINE. Open to all undergraduates. Prerequisite to most higher courses in Biology. An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology.

BIOL 101L Introductory Biology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or co-requisite, BIOL 101. An examination of the fundamental concepts in Biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems are analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.

BIOL 201 Ecology and Evolution (4)

ONLINE. Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102. Principles governing the ecology and evolution of populations, communities, and ecosystems, including speciation, population genetics, population regulation, and community and ecosystem structure and dynamics.

BIOL 202 Molecular Biology and Genetics (4)

Prerequisites, grade of C or better in BIOL 101 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 102. Structure and function of nucleic acids, principles of inheritance, gene expression, and genetic engineering.

BIOL 205 Cellular and Developmental Biology (4)

Prerequisite, BIOL 202. Fundamentals of cell structure and activity in relation to special functions, metabolism, reproduction, embryogenesis, with an introduction to the experimental analysis of cell physiology and development.

BIOL 252 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L. One Biology course over 200 recommended. An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems.

BIOL 252L Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites, BIOL 101 and 101L; co-requisite, BIOL 252. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the pre- or co-requisite. Organ level human structure and function.

BIOL 253 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3)

Prerequisites, BIOL 252 and 252L; co-requisite, BIOL 253L. In-depth study of physiological mechanisms at molecular, cellular, and system levels of organization. Students will develop analytical and problem solving skills.

BIOL 253L Advanced Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)

Prerequisites, BIOL 252 and 252L; co-requisite, BIOL 253. In-depth study of physiological mechanisms by hands-on experimentation. Students gain experience in collecting, analyzing, and presenting human physiological data.

CHEM 102 General Descriptive Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisites, CHEM 101 and 101L. C- or better required in CHEM 101. The course is the second in a two-semester sequence. See also CHEM 101. Gases, intermolecular forces, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibria including acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry.

CHEM 102L Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Prerequisite, CHEM 101L. Pre- or co-requisite, CHEM 102 or 102H. Computerized data collection, gas laws, intermolecular forces, redox reactions, chemical kinetics, and acid-base titrations. Laptop computer required.

CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisite, CHEM 261 or 261H. C- or better required in prerequisite. Continuation of CHEM 261, with particular emphasis on the chemical properties of organic molecules of biological importance.

CHEM 262L Laboratory in Organic Chemistry (1)

Prerequisites, CHEM 102L, and CHEM 241L or 245L; pre- or corequisite, CHEM 262 or 262H. Continuation of CHEM 241L or 245L with particular emphasis on organic chemistry synthesis protocols, separation techniques, and compound characterization using modern spectroscopic instrumentation. This course serves as an organic chemistry laboratory for premedical and predental students. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 262L and CHEM 263L.