The Life Sciences Core curriculum is a common program of study comprised of chemistry, life sciences, math, and physics designed to prepare students for any discipline in the life sciences. The LS Core includes all preparation courses for the MIMG major.
To declare the MIMG major, all the LS Core classes must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of C– or better and must be completed with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Students receiving a grade of D or F in two core curriculum courses, either in separate courses or repetitions of the same course, are subject to dismissal from the major and ineligible to continue in the MIMG program. Students remain in the “pre-MIMG” major status until all preparation for the major– LS Core coursework is completed.
Life Science Core Curriculum
Chemistry (General and Organic)
Chem 14 A, 14B, 14BL, 14C, 14CL*, 14D,
Chem 20A, 20B, 20L, 30A, 30AL, 30B, 30BL*
*(Chem 14CL and Chem 30BL are not required of MIMG majors, but required to meet medical school eligibility requirements to apply.)
Mathematics (Calculus and Statistics)
Life Sciences 30A, 30B, and LS40/Stats 13*
Math 3A, 3B, 3C and LS40/Stats 13*
Math 31A, 31B, 32A and LS40/Stats 13*
*Stats 10 is not an appropriate alternative to Stats 13 requirement. Exceptions are made for transfer students.
Physics 5A*, 5B*, 5C*
Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL, 4BL
*Physics 6a, 6b, and 6c was discontinued in the fall of 2017.
Life Sciences (Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology)
Life Sciences 7A, 7B, 7C, 23L