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  • Prerequisite coursework shall be completed at an accredited college or university. Accreditation status can be verified on the CHEA website.
  • Prerequisite coursework should be degree-level (preparatory and non-degree courses are typically viewed as less challenging and may not be rated as highly).
  • A grade of C or higher on an A-F scale is preferred for prerequisite classes ('Pass/Fail' coursework may not be rated as highly). The most recent grade will be taken into consideration for courses that were repeated.
  • Science prerequisites include General Chemistry (with a lab) and General Physics. These are math-based courses intended for science majors. Specialties courses in Phys/Chem won't qualify (e.g. 'medicinal chemistry', 'physics of everyday life', etc.)
  • The mathematics prerequisite stipulates 'algebra or higher level math'. Trigonometry, geometry and statistics are generally not considered higher level.
  • While the selection committee does not specify a minimum GPA, most who are accepted have a GPA of 2.8 (or higher) overall and 3.1 (or higher) in prerequisite courses.
  • Beginning in 2013, an Associates (or higher level degree) will be required.