Stephen F. Austin State University

4-year plan

This 4-year plan is for PreMed students regardless of major. The courses listed will fulfill the premed prerequistes and prepare the student for success on the MCAT exam. For specific degree requirements, consult your major advisor as soon as possible.


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

ENG 131…………...... 3 hr
MTH 220 or 233.......3-4hr
CHE 133………...…... 4hr
BIO 131…………....… 4hr
SFA 101…………...… 1hr
Sem hours 15-16 hrs

Spring Semester

ENG 132………….....… 3 hr
MTH 220 or 233)…...3-4 hr
CHE 134………...….… 4 hr
BIO 133…………....…. 4 hr
HIS 133 or PSC 141.. 3 hr
Sem hours 17 hrs

Summer I
PHY 131................ 4hr

Summer II
PHY 132 .................4hr

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
ENG LIT………......….. 3 hr
HIS 133 or PSC 141.. 3 hr
CHE 331………....…... 4 hr
BIO 130…….....……… 3 hr
elective (optional).....3 hr
Sem hours 13-16 hrs

Spring Semester
Communications…..... 3 hr
HIS 134 or PSC 142... 3 hr
CHE 332…………......… 4 hr
BIO 341………......……. 4 hr
elective (optional).…… 3 hr
Sem hours 14-17 hrs

Summer I
BIO 327.................... 3 hr

Summer II
optional elective....... 3-4 hr

Junior Year

Fall Semester
HIS 134 or PSC 142.. 3hr
CHE 452………......... 3hr
BIO 342 or 402*.....… 3-4hr
Elective ………......… 6hr
Sem hours 12-16 hrs

Spring Semester (MCAT)
BIO 431*….…… 3 hr
elective…………..9 hr
Sem hours 12 hrs

Summer Following Junior Year
take MCAT (if not taken already)
TMDSAS/AMCAS Application


Senior year - completion of courses for Major and Degree.


* - Biology Majors are required to take EITHER 402 or 431.