Your path to a successful medical career starts right here.

Emmanuel College's pre-med curriculum is a launching pad toward a remarkable journey into the field of medicine. It's about giving you that competitive edge as you set your sights on the MCATs, medical school and a successful career in healthcare.

Medical schools seek candidates with a strong foundation in the sciences, while also valuing a well-rounded education in the liberal arts and sciences. The health sciences concentration within the biology major and the biochemistry concentration within the chemistry major are both outstanding pathways toward your pre-med preparation, and many Emmanuel alumni have translated their undergraduate degrees and training into admission at some of the top medical schools in the country.

On campus, you will train lab equipment in our state-of-the-art Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center, and gain hands-on experience conducting research alongside faculty and fellow undergraduates. In our Longwood Medical neighborhood, translate those skills into internships at renowned institutions like Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and more.

And when you need guidance, look no further than our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). Comprising dedicated faculty members, they're your mentors, your advocates, and your connection to the world of highly competitive graduate programs.

The Curriculum

You may choose any major at Emmanuel, but the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requires you to complete, at minimum, the following courses. As you embark on your college journey, it's advisable to thoroughly review the specific requirements of your chosen medical school.

  • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • BIOL1106 Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • CHEM1101 Principals of Chemistry I with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • CHEM1102 Principals of Chemistry II with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I with lab
  • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II with lab
  • PHYS2201 General Physics I (calculus based) with lab (SI-L)
  • PHYS2202 General Physics II (calculus based) with lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • One year (two semesters) of English and math, and courses in biochemistry, psychology and sociology are also recommended