Saginaw Valley State University offers all courses and advisement necessary to prepare the student for admission to medical, dental or veterinary school. Medical schools today are flexible about their requirements concerning the major field of study for the undergraduate student. However, most colleges have specific course requirements: one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of biology, one year of physics and one year of English. (CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , CHEM 230 , CHEM 231 , CHEM 330 , CHEM 331 , BIOL 111A , BIOL 111B , BIOL 111C , PHYS 111 , PHYS 112 , ENGL 111 , ENGL 212 ) Students interested in medicine as a career are advised to choose one of the many major fields of study offered by Saginaw Valley State University. Majors such as chemistry , biochemistry or biology particularly lend themselves to satisfying the specific course requirements noted above; however, if these courses are taken as electives, any other major also is suitable.
In addition, the student should take the appropriate admissions tests toward the end of the junior year. Graduates of Saginaw Valley State University have been placed in all three of Michigan’s medical schools. Students interested in medicine and associated programs should contact the faculty advisor for pre-medicine no later than their first semester of attendance at SVSU.