General Biology (2 semesters)
- Prior to Fall 2018: Bio 101F and Bio 102S; or Bio 115F and a 200-level biology course
- Beginning in Fall 2018: Bio 100 (several options, some offered in fall, others in spring) and a 200-level biology course (some offered in fall, denoted with an "F" after the course number, others in spring, denoted with an "S"). This only applies to those who have not previously taken Bio 101 and 102.
Note: Given that many DPT programs also require anatomy, other 200-level biology lab courses should be taken to fulfill the two-semester general biology requirement. Options may include: Bio 213S Marine Biology, Bio 222S Survey of Human Anatomy, Bio 228F Invertebrate Biology, Bio 237F Ecology, Bio 248S Genes and Genomes, and Bio 280S Plant Function and Structure. To confirm whether or not a course will count toward a given school's general biology requirement, call or email the school in advance of taking the course.
Note that Bio 270S Biological Chemistry should not be taken to fulfill the general biology requirement if taken to fulfill the general chemistry requirement (see below).
Anatomy and Physiology (2 semesters)
- Survey of Human Anatomy (Bio 222S) and
- Vertebrate Physiology (Bio 331F)
Note: At Hamilton, Anatomy is taught separately from Physiology. Be sure to confirm that the above courses will fulfill the requirement for human anatomy and physiology at the schools to which you plan to apply.
Chemistry (2 semesters)
- Principles of Chemistry (Chem 120F) or Principles of Chemistry: Fundamentals to Applications (Chem 125F- for those with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam)
- Inorganic Chemistry and Materials (Chem 265S) or Biological Chemistry (Chem 270S) - to complete the general chemistry requirement
Note: Chem 120/125 are offered only in the fall; chem 265/270 are offered only in the spring.
Physics (2 semesters)
Physics courses are sequential at Hamilton. There are various paths you can take to complete the physics requirement. The Physics Department offers two year-long sequences of introductory courses that differ only in the level of mathematics used in them: 100F and 105S are algebra-based while 200F and 205S are calculus-based. Math 116 or equivalent is a prerequisite for the 200-205 sequence. You should choose the sequence that best reflects your mathematical comfort level, but keep in mind that calculus is the "natural language" of physics and you may gain a better appreciation of the science through a calculus-based class as opposed to an algebra-based one. Students with a 5 on AP Mechanics C should start with a more advanced physics course in consultation with the physics chair.
Psychology (1-2 semesters)
- Introductory Psychology (Psych 101)
- Any course in the psychology department
Note: Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology (Psych 201) is a prerequisite for most upper-level psychology courses. Exceptions are: Fundamentals of Human Neuroscience (PSYCH 204), Fundamentals of Neurobiology (PSYCH 205F), and Counseling Psychology (PSYCH 254S)
Also, courses in other social/behavioral sciences (e.g. sociology, anthropology) may fulfill schools’ requirement for social/behavioral science.
Statistics (1 semester)
- Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology (Psych 201) or
- Statistical Analysis of Data (Math 252F/253S)
Note: If you wish to take upper-level psychology courses other than those listed above, it is in your best interest to take Psych 201 as your statistics requirement.
English/composition (1-2 semesters)
Any writing intensive course in the Literature and Creative Writing department will meet the requirement of schools that require or recommend one semester of English. Writing-intensive courses in other departments such as sociology, anthropology, women's studies, or economics may suffice. Students should check individual schools' requirements and/or contact admission offices directly to inquire. Note: 100-level courses are open only to first-year students and upper-level courses that don’t require prerequisites are limited.
(Not offered at Hamilton)
(Not offered at Hamilton)