Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Curriculum and Courses

The academic curriculum of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is designed to fulfill the prerequisites for medical school admission. Because course requirements for medical school can vary, our premedical curriculum is designed to prepare Postbac Premed students to train anywhere in the nation. For the sequencing of the following required courses, please review the program timetables: traditionalpart-time, or accelerated. While enrolled in the program, students must fulfill all requirements with courses offered by Columbia's Faculty of Arts & Sciences. It is possible to complete some requirements with Barnard College course offerings, but students considering this option should discuss it with their advisors and understand the implications of this choice (see below under Biology and Organic Chemistry). All students are expected to have their advisors approve their programs of study. In addition to the following courses, students must gain at least 120 hours of health care experience.

English

One year of college English or the equivalent is required. Most Postbac Premed students have completed this requirement as undergraduates and do not need to complete course work in English at Columbia. Students should inform their advisors early on when they are especially interested in particular medical school programs (linkage or non-linkage), since some may have specific requirements for this subject of study.

Mathematics

Students are required to complete one year (6 points) of college mathematics beyond pre-calculus, consisting of one term of calculus and one term of statistics. (Some students elect to take a second semester of calculus instead of statistics.)

If a student has not already successfully completed Calculus I, it may be taken as a co-requisite of Physics I or General Chemistry I.

Courses

MATH UN1101 CALCULUS I. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (see Courses for First-Year Students). Functions, limits, derivatives, introduction to integrals, or an understanding of pre-calculus will be assumed. (SC)

Fall 2023: MATH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 001/10629 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Mrudul Thatte 3.00 74/100
MATH 1101 002/10630 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
Nathan Chen 3.00 86/100
MATH 1101 003/10631 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Nathan Chen 3.00 88/100
MATH 1101 004/10632 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Yin Li 3.00 41/100
MATH 1101 005/10633 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Qiao He 3.00 79/100
MATH 1101 006/10634 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Kevin Chang 3.00 28/30
MATH 1101 007/10635 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
207 Mathematics Building
Qiao He 3.00 77/100
MATH 1101 008/10636 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
James Hotchkiss 3.00 90/100
MATH 1101 009/10637 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
142 Uris Hall
James Hotchkiss 3.00 89/100
MATH 1101 010/10638 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Chaim Avram Zeff 3.00 29/30
MATH 1101 011/10639 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Samuel DeHority 3.00 27/30
Spring 2024: MATH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 001/00226 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Lindsay Piechnik 3.00 100/100
MATH 1101 002/12300 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
312 Mathematics Building
Mrudul Thatte 3.00 68/100
MATH 1101 003/12301 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
703 Hamilton Hall
Alex Xu 3.00 30/30
MATH 1101 004/12302 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Amal Mattoo 3.00 30/30
MATH 1101 005/12303 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Mrudul Thatte 3.00 55/100
MATH 1101 006/12304 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Jorge Pineiro Barcelo 3.00 43/100

MATH UN1102 CALCULUS II. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent. Methods of integration, applications of the integral, Taylors theorem, infinite series. (SC)

Fall 2023: MATH UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 001/10640 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Yoonjoo Kim 3.00 73/100
MATH 1102 002/10641 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Yoonjoo Kim 3.00 61/100
MATH 1102 003/10642 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
417 Mathematics Building
Lucy Yang 3.00 37/64
MATH 1102 004/10643 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
407 Mathematics Building
Nicolas Vilches Reyes 3.00 28/30
MATH 1102 005/10644 Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
407 Mathematics Building
Caleb Ji 3.00 18/30
MATH 1102 006/10645 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
417 Mathematics Building
Elliott Stein 3.00 43/64
Spring 2024: MATH UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 001/00227 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Ll103 Diana Center
Lindsay Piechnik 3.00 60/60
MATH 1102 002/12305 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
203 Mathematics Building
Lucy Yang 3.00 53/100
MATH 1102 003/12306 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
417 Mathematics Building
Tomasz Owsiak 3.00 64/64
MATH 1102 004/12307 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
520 Mathematics Building
Fan Zhou 3.00 16/30
MATH 1102 005/12308 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
520 Mathematics Building
Davis Lazowski 3.00 30/30
MATH 1102 006/12309 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Andres Fernandez Herrero 3.00 23/100
MATH 1102 007/12310 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Andres Fernandez Herrero 3.00 8/100

STAT UN1101 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: intermediate high school algebra. Designed for students in fields that emphasize quantitative methods. Graphical and numerical summaries, probability, theory of sampling distributions, linear regression, analysis of variance, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Quantitative reasoning and data analysis. Practical experience with statistical software. Illustrations are taken from a variety of fields. Data-collection/analysis project with emphasis on study designs is part of the coursework requirement

Fall 2023: STAT UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1101 001/13330 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
602 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Clark 3.00 72/86
STAT 1101 002/13331 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Ha Nguyen 3.00 65/86
STAT 1101 003/13332 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
517 Hamilton Hall
Dobrin Marchev 3.00 70/86
Spring 2024: STAT UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1101 001/13613 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
517 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Clark 3.00 86/86
STAT 1101 002/13614 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
602 Hamilton Hall
David Rios 3.00 86/86
STAT 1101 003/13615 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Banu Baydil 3.00 86/86

Biology

Students are required to complete one year (6 points) of biology emphasizing biochemistry, genetics, evolution, cell biology, developmental biology, and physiology, and one semester (3 points) of biology lab involving dissection, experimentation, and data analysis. Students may take the laboratory course in either the fall or spring semester or in the first summer session after the completion of the year of biology.

Notes about Barnard College’s biology courses: Students considering taking the biology course sequence at Barnard College (BIOL X1500-1502) are advised that enrollment in it is subject to the availability of space. Further, enrollment in Barnard’s biology courses disqualifies postbacs for linkage. While the Barnard course generally covers the same subject matter as the corresponding Columbia sequence, it does not emphasize biochemistry. Also, content corresponding to Columbia’s fall semester course is offered at Barnard in the spring; and content corresponding to Columbia’s spring semester course is offered at Barnard in the fall. These courses can be taken in either order. Barnard’s biology lab is a two-semester sequence of 2-credit lab courses; however, students who take the Barnard biology lecture sequence are welcome to complete the lab requirement with the Columbia lab course.

Courses

BIOL UN2401 CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGY I. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: a course in college chemistry or the written permission of either the instructor or the premedical adviser.
Prerequisites: one year of college chemistry or the written permission of either the instructor or the premedical adviser is required. Recommended as the introductory biology course for science majors who have completed a year of college chemistry and premedical students. The fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2005/index.html. SPS and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf

Fall 2023: BIOL UN2401
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2401 001/11020 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
417 International Affairs Bldg
Michelle Attner, Marko Jovanovic 3.00 29/200
BIOL 2401 002/11021 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
417 International Affairs Bldg
Michelle Attner, Marko Jovanovic 3.00 34/200

BIOL UN2501 CONTEMPORARY BIOLOGY LAB. 3.00 points.

Enrollment per section limited to 28. Lab Fee: $150.
Fee: Lab Fee - 150.00

Prerequisites: Strongly recommended prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL UN2005 or BIOL UN2401.
Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL UN2005 or BIOL UN2401. Contemporary Biology Lab is designed to provide students with hands-on exploration of fundamental and contemporary biological tools and concepts. Activities include in depth study of mammalian anatomy and physiology through dissection and histology, as well as a series of experiments in genetics and molecular biology, with emphasis on data analysis and experimental technique

Fall 2023: BIOL UN2501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2501 001/11022 M 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 19/28
BIOL 2501 002/11023 T 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 21/28
BIOL 2501 003/11024 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 19/28
BIOL 2501 004/11025 Th 5:40pm - 9:30pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 23/28
BIOL 2501 005/11026 F 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 24/28
Spring 2024: BIOL UN2501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2501 001/10502 M 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 20/28
BIOL 2501 002/10503 T 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 18/28
BIOL 2501 003/10707 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 22/28
BIOL 2501 004/10504 Th 5:40pm - 9:30pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 20/28
BIOL 2501 005/10505 F 1:10pm - 5:00pm
Room TBA
Joshua Abrams, Ava Brent 3.00 8/28

BIOL UN2402 CONTMP BIO II:CELL BIO,DEV,PHYS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: a course in college chemistry and BIOL UN2005 or BIOL UN2401, or the written permission of either the instructor or the premedical adviser.
Prerequisites: a course in college chemistry and BIOL UN2005 or BIOL UN2401, or the written permission of either the instructor or the premedical adviser. Cellular biology and development; physiology of cells and organisms. Same lectures as BIOL UN2006, but recitation is optional. For a detailed description of the differences between the two courses, see the course web site or http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/advice/faqs/gs.html. Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2006/ , SPS, Barnard, and TC students may register for this course, but they must first obtain the written permission of the instructor, by filling out a paper Registration Adjustment Form (Add/Drop form). The form can be downloaded at the URL below, but must be signed by the instructor and returned to the office of the registrar. http://registrar.columbia.edu/sites/default/files/content/reg-adjustment.pdf

Spring 2024: BIOL UN2402
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2402 001/10710 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
417 International Affairs Bldg
Alice Heicklen, Mary Ann Price, Jellert Gaublomme 3.00 29/400
BIOL 2402 002/10711 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Alice Heicklen, Mary Ann Price, Jellert Gaublomme 3.00 30/400

Biochemistry (Recommended)

Because increasing numbers of medical schools require a semester of biochemistry, it is strongly recommended that postbacs take biochemistry. Usually, students take it during the application year.

Courses

BIOC UN3300 BIOCHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: one year each of Introductory Biology and General Chemistry. Corequisites: Organic Chemistry. Primarily aimed at nontraditional students and undergraduates who have course conflicts with BIOC UN3501.
Prerequisites: one year each of Introductory Biology and General Chemistry. Corequisites: Organic Chemistry. Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes within organisms that give rise to the immense complexity of life. This complexity emerges from a highly regulated and coordinated flow of chemical energy from one biomolecule to another. This course serves to familiarize students with the spectrum of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleic acids, etc.) as well as the fundamental chemical processes (glycolysis, citric acid cycle, fatty acid metabolism, etc.) that allow life to happen. In particular, this course will employ active learning techniques and critical thinking problem-solving to engage students in answering the question: how is the complexity of life possible? NOTE: While Organic Chemistry is listed as a corequisite, it is highly recommended that you take Organic Chemistry beforehand

Chemistry 

Students are required to complete one year (8 points) of general chemistry and one semester (3 points) of general chemistry laboratory.The General Chemistry sequence must be completed before taking Columbia's Biology or Organic Chemistry courses. General chemistry lecture courses have corresponding, mandatory recitations. The laboratory course has a mandatory one-hour laboratory lecture course associated with it, and should be taken alongside or after General Chemistry II. AP credits cannot be used to fulfill the general chemistry requirement.

Chemistry is a course sequence that students are advised to begin in the fall or spring term. Students who enroll in Chemistry I in the spring are advised to take the 12-week Chemistry II course in the summer.

Courses

CHEM UN1403 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LECTURES. 4.00 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Corequisites: MATH UN1101
Corequisites: MATH UN1101 Preparation equivalent to one year of high school chemistry is assumed. Students lacking such preparation should plan independent study of chemistry over the summer or take CHEM UN0001 before taking CHEM UN1403. Topics include stoichiometry, states of matter, nuclear properties, electronic structures of atoms, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to quantum mechanics and atomic theory, introduction to organic and biological chemistry, solid state and materials science, polymer science and macromolecular structures and coordination chemistry. Although CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN1404 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here, and from year to year. Students must ensure they register for the recitation that corresponds to the lecture section. When registering, please add your name to the wait list for the recitation corresponding to the lecture section (1405 for lecture sec 001; 1407 for lecture sec 002; 1409 for lecture sec 003; 1411 for lecture sec 004). Information about recitation registration will be sent out before classes begin. DO NOT EMAIL THE INSTRUCTOR. Please check the Directory of Classes for details

Fall 2023: CHEM UN1403
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1403 001/11120 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
309 Havemeyer Hall
Gerard Parkin 4.00 231/265
CHEM 1403 002/11121 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
309 Havemeyer Hall
Xavier Roy 4.00 223/230
CHEM 1403 003/11123 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Ruben Savizky 4.00 155/170
CHEM 1403 004/11122 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Robert Beer 4.00 30/120
Spring 2024: CHEM UN1403
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1403 001/11152 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Ruben Savizky 4.00 101/120
CHEM 1403 AU1/18946 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Othr Other
Ruben Savizky 4.00 7/10

CHEM UN1500 GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. 3.00 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Lab Fee: $140.

Corequisites: CHEM UN1403,CHEM UN1404
Corequisites: CHEM UN1403,CHEM UN1404 An introduction to basic lab techniques of modern experimental chemistry, including quantitative procedures and chemical analysis. Students must register for a Lab Lecture section for this course (CHEM UN1501). Please check the Directory of Classes for details. Please note that CHEM UN1500 is offered in the fall and spring semesters. Mandatory lab check-in will be held during the first week of classes in both the fall and spring semesters. You may be asked to serve as research subjects in studies under direction of the faculty while enrolled in this course (CHEM UN1500 Sec 1, 2, 5, 7 and CHEM UN1501 Sec 1). Participation in voluntary

Fall 2023: CHEM UN1500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 001/11058 T 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Sarah Hansen 3.00 20/46
CHEM 1500 002/11059 T 6:10pm - 9:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3.00 46/46
CHEM 1500 003/11060 W 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3.00 49/46
CHEM 1500 004/11061 Th 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Sarah Hansen 3.00 11/46
Spring 2024: CHEM UN1500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 001/11142 M 2:10pm - 5:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Sarah Hansen 3.00 24/24
CHEM 1500 002/11143 T 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Sarah Hansen 3.00 44/46
CHEM 1500 003/11144 T 6:10pm - 9:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3.00 46/46
CHEM 1500 004/11145 W 8:40am - 12:25pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Sarah Hansen 3.00 23/46
CHEM 1500 005/11146 W 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3.00 45/46
CHEM 1500 006/11147 Th 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Sarah Hansen 3.00 30/46
CHEM 1500 007/11148 Th 6:10pm - 9:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3.00 46/46
CHEM 1500 008/11149 F 1:10pm - 4:50pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3.00 22/24

CHEM UN1404 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LECTURES. 4.00 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Prerequisites: CHEM UN1403
Prerequisites: CHEM UN1403 Although CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN 1404 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. Topics include gases, kinetic theory of gases, states of matter: liquids and solids, chemical equilibria, applications of equilibria, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics, energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, periodic properties, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here, and from year to year. Students must ensure they register for the recitation that corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details

Fall 2023: CHEM UN1404
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1404 001/11181 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
303 Uris Hall
Christopher Eckdahl 4.00 32/50
Spring 2024: CHEM UN1404
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1404 001/11174 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
309 Havemeyer Hall
Christopher Eckdahl 4.00 184/190
CHEM 1404 002/11175 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
309 Havemeyer Hall
Angelo Cacciuto 4.00 82/170
CHEM 1404 003/11176 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
428 Pupin Laboratories
Robert Beer 4.00 44/120
CHEM 1404 AU1/18947 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Othr Other
Robert Beer 4.00 4/10

Organic Chemistry

Students are required to complete one year (8 points) of organic chemistry. Organic chemistry lecture courses have corresponding, mandatory recitations. Students are also required to take 1.5 points of organic chemistry lab along with a one-hour mandatory laboratory lecture in both fall and spring semesters (for a total of 3 points). Alternatively, with the exception of most linkage applicants, students may take a 3-point lab over a six-week summer session after completing the lecture sequence.

Notes about Barnard College’s organic chemistry courses: Students considering taking the organic chemistry course sequence at Barnard College (CHEM X3230-3231) are advised that enrollment in it is subject to the availability of space. Further, enrollment in Barnard’s organic chemistry courses disqualifies postbacs for linkage. The content corresponding to Columbia’s fall semester course is offered at Barnard in the spring; and content corresponding to Columbia’s spring semester course is offered at Barnard in the fall. Students planning to take the Barnard course sequence must begin it in the spring. Columbia students are not permitted to enroll in Barnard’s organic chemistry lab course; they must fulfill this requirement at Columbia.

Courses

CHEM UN2443 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LECTURES. 4.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN1404) or CHEM UN1604
Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN1404) or CHEM UN1604 The principles of organic chemistry. The structure and reactivity of organic molecules are examined from the standpoint of modern theories of chemistry. Topics include stereochemistry, reactions of organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, syntheses and degradations of organic molecules, and spectroscopic techniques of structure determination. Although CHEM UN2443 and CHEM UN2444 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. Students must ensure they register for the recitation which corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details

Fall 2023: CHEM UN2443
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2443 001/11347 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Christopher Eckdahl 4.00 148/150
CHEM 2443 002/11067 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
501 Northwest Corner
Virginia Cornish 4.00 29/120
CHEM 2443 003/11068 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Charles Doubleday 4.00 87/120
CHEM 2443 004/18160 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
417 Mathematics Building
James Leighton 4.00 41/60

CHEM UN2444 ORGANIC CHEMSTRY II-LECTURES. 4.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM UN1404 or CHEM UN1604 and CHEM UN1500 and CHEM UN2443
Prerequisites: CHEM UN1404 or CHEM UN1604, CHEM UN1500 and CHEMUN2443. The principles of organic chemistry. The structure and reactivity of organic molecules are examined from the standpoint of modern theories of chemistry. Topics include stereochemistry, reactions of organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, syntheses and degradations of organic molecules, and spectroscopic techniques of structure determination. Although CHEM UN2443 and CHEM UN2444 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. Students must ensure they register for the recitation which corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details

Spring 2024: CHEM UN2444
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2444 001/11189 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Christopher Eckdahl 4.00 150/150
CHEM 2444 002/11190 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Charles Doubleday 4.00 77/120
CHEM 2444 003/11287 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
James Leighton 4.00 65/65
CHEM 2444 AU1/18948 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Othr Other
Charles Doubleday 4.00 1/10

CHEM UN2493 ORGANIC CHEM. LAB I TECHNIQUES. 0.00 points.

Lab Fee: $63.00

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN1404) or (CHEM UN1604) and (CHEM UN1500 or CHEM UN1507)
Corequisites: CHEM UN2443
Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN1404) or (CHEM UN1604) and (CHEM UN1500 or CHEM UN1507) Corequisites: CHEM UN2443 Techniques of experimental organic chemistry, with emphasis on understanding fundamental principles underlying the experiments in methodology of solving laboratory problems involving organic molecules. Attendance at the first lab lecture and laboratory session is mandatory. Please note that CHEM UN2493 is the first part of a full year organic chemistry laboratory course. Students must register for the lab lecture section (CHEM UN2495) which corresponds to their lab section. Students must attend ONE lab lecture and ONE lab section every other week. Please contact your advisers for further information

Fall 2023: CHEM UN2493
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2493 001/11069 M 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 21/24
CHEM 2493 002/11070 T 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 14/24
CHEM 2493 003/11071 T 6:10pm - 10:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 28/34
CHEM 2493 004/11072 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 24/34
CHEM 2493 005/11590 Th 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 29/34
CHEM 2493 006/11073 F 11:00am - 2:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 20/34
CHEM 2493 007/11074 M 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 13/24
CHEM 2493 008/11075 T 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 8/24
CHEM 2493 009/11076 T 6:10pm - 10:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 30/34
CHEM 2493 010/11077 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 29/34
CHEM 2493 011/11078 Th 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 18/34
CHEM 2493 012/11079 F 11:00am - 2:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 6/34

CHEM UN2494 ORGANIC CHEM. LAB II SYNTHESIS. 0.00 points.

Lab Fee: $62.00

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403 and CHEM UN1404) and CHEM UN1500 and CHEM UN2493
Corequisites: CHEM UN2444
Prerequisites: CHEM W1403-CHEM W1404; CHEM W1500; CHEM W2493. Corequisites: CHEM W2444. Please note that you must complete CHEM W2493 before you register for CHEM W2494. This lab introduces students to experimental design and trains students in the execution and evaluation of scientific data. The technique experiments in the first half of the course (CHEM W2493) teach students to develop and master the required experimental skills to perform the challenging synthesis experiments in the second semester. The learning outcomes for this lab are the knowledge and experimental skills associated with the most important synthetic routes widely used in industrial and research environments. Attendance at the first lab lecture and laboratory session is mandatory. Please note that CHEM W2494 is the second part of a full year organic chemistry laboratory course. Students must register for the lab lecture section (CHEM W2496) which corresponds to their lab section. Students must attend ONE lab lecture and ONE lab section every other week. Please contact your advisors for further information

Spring 2024: CHEM UN2494
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2494 001/11157 M 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 24/24
CHEM 2494 002/11158 T 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 22/24
CHEM 2494 003/11159 T 6:10pm - 10:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 28/34
CHEM 2494 004/11160 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 32/34
CHEM 2494 005/11161 Th 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 21/34
CHEM 2494 006/11162 F 11:00am - 2:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 17/34
CHEM 2494 007/11163 M 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 19/24
CHEM 2494 008/11164 T 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 7/24
CHEM 2494 009/11165 T 6:10pm - 10:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Talha Siddiqui 0.00 25/34
CHEM 2494 010/11166 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 28/34
CHEM 2494 011/11167 Th 12:00pm - 3:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 11/34
CHEM 2494 012/11168 F 11:00am - 2:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 0.00 11/34

Physics

Students are required to complete one year (6 points) of general physics and one year (2 points) of general physics laboratory. Lab courses are normally taken concurrently with the corresponding lecture course. Physics is a course sequence that students are advised to begin in the fall or spring term. Students who enroll in Physics I in the spring are advised to take the twelve-week Physics II course in the summer. (Physics II is not offered in the fall.) Calculus is a corequisite for Physics I; however, students who have never taken calculus before may be advised to complete it before undertaking Physics.

Courses

PHYS UN1201 GENERAL PHYSICS I. 3.00 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Prerequisites: some basic background in calculus or be concurrently taking MATH UN1101 Calculus I.,The accompanying laboratory is PHYS UN1291-UN1292
Prerequisites: some basic background in calculus or be concurrently taking MATH UN1101 Calculus I. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS UN1291-UN1292 The course will use elementary concepts from calculus. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS UN1291 - UN1292. Basic introduction to the study of mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics

Fall 2023: PHYS UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1201 001/13269 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
301 Pupin Laboratories
P. Michael Tuts 3.00 152/180
PHYS 1201 002/13270 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
301 Pupin Laboratories
Eric Raymer 3.00 173/180
Spring 2024: PHYS UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1201 001/11291 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
428 Pupin Laboratories
Eric Raymer 3.00 130/130

PHYS UN1291 GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB. 1.00 point.

Same course as PHYS W1291x, but given off-sequence.

Corequisites: PHYS UN1201
Corequisites: PHYS UN1201 This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture

Fall 2023: PHYS UN1291
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1291 001/13271 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 13/15
PHYS 1291 002/13273 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 14/16
PHYS 1291 003/13272 M 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 12/15
PHYS 1291 004/13274 M 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 13/15
PHYS 1291 005/13275 M 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 12/15
PHYS 1291 007/13276 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 13/15
PHYS 1291 008/13277 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 14/15
PHYS 1291 009/13278 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 11/15
PHYS 1291 010/13279 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 14/15
PHYS 1291 011/13280 T 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 10/15
PHYS 1291 013/13281 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 12/15
PHYS 1291 014/13282 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 14/15
PHYS 1291 015/13283 W 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 12/15
PHYS 1291 016/13284 W 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 8/15
PHYS 1291 017/13285 W 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri, Rebecca Grossman 1.00 14/15
PHYS 1291 019/13286 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 020/13287 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri, Rebecca Grossman 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 021/13288 Th 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri, Rebecca Grossman 1.00 9/15
PHYS 1291 023/13290 Th 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 9/15
PHYS 1291 025/13291 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 13/15
PHYS 1291 026/13292 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri, Rebecca Grossman 1.00 10/15
Spring 2024: PHYS UN1291
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1291 001/11317 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 002/11337 M 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 12/15
PHYS 1291 003/11359 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 004/11360 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 005/11361 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 006/11362 W 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 11/15
PHYS 1291 007/11363 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1291 008/11364 Th 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 10/15

PHYS UN1292 GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY. 1.00 point.

Corequisites: PHYS UN1201,PHYS UN1202
Corequisites: PHYS UN1201,PHYS UN1202 This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course (PHYS UN1201 - PHYS UN1202) and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture

Spring 2024: PHYS UN1292
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1292 001/11366 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 002/11367 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 003/11368 M 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 13/15
PHYS 1292 005/11370 M 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 007/11371 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 008/11372 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 009/11373 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 010/11374 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 011/11375 T 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 10/15
PHYS 1292 013/11376 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 014/11377 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 015/11378 W 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 6/15
PHYS 1292 017/11380 W 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 018/11381 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 019/11382 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 15/15
PHYS 1292 020/11383 Th 4:10pm - 7:10pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 14/15
PHYS 1292 022/11385 Th 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 9/15
PHYS 1292 025/11386 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Giuseppina Cambareri 1.00 16/15

Psychology (Recommended)

Premeds who have not previously studied psychology at the college level should consider enrolling in THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGY (PSYC UN1001) in order to be fully prepared for the MCAT.

Courses

PSYC UN1001 THE SCIENCE OF PSYCHOLOGY. 3.00 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Enrollment may be limited. Attendance at the first two class periods is mandatory.

Prerequisites: BLOCKED CLASS. EVERYONE MUST JOIN WAITLIST TO BE ADMITTED
Prerequisites: BLOCKED CLASS. EVERYONE MUST JOIN WAITLIST TO BE ADMITTED Broad survey of psychological science including: sensation and perception; learning, memory, intelligence, language, and cognition; emotions and motivation; development, personality, health and illness, and social behavior. Discusses relations between the brain, behavior, and experience. Emphasizes science as a process of discovering both new ideas and new empirical results. PSYC UN1001 serves as a prerequisite for further psychology courses and should be completed by the sophomore year

Fall 2023: PSYC UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/10590 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Patricia Lindemann 3.00 177/200
PSYC 1001 002/10591 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
301 Uris Hall
Tina Kao 3.00 163/189
PSYC 1001 003/10592 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Lawrence Reed 3.00 194/189
Spring 2024: PSYC UN1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/11857 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Patricia Lindemann 3.00 225/225
PSYC 1001 002/11859 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Saski Giebl 3.00 198/189
PSYC 1001 AU1/18567 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Othr Other
Patricia Lindemann 3.00 5/5