Course of Study 2013-2014
Information and advice on professional studies in architecture, business, clinical psychology, education, engineering, health-care professions, law, library and information science, the ministry, and social work are offered by designated faculty and staff members who are knowledgeable in these fields. Informational sessions are held throughout the academic year, beginning during Orientation. The preprofessional advisors are also available for individual discussions and consultation. For a list of the current preprofessional academic advisors, see Maureen Tobin, graduate school and preprofessional advisor, or Scott Layson, director of the Career Development Office (CDO).
Medical-school course requirements are met at Kenyon as follows:
BIOL 115, 116 (lectures) plus BIOL 109-110 (lab)
PHYS 130, 135 or 140, 145 (either lecture series) plus 141, 146 (labs)
CHEM 121 or 122, and CHEM 124 or 125, with CHEM 123 and 126 (labs)
CHEM 231, 232 (lectures) plus CHEM 233, 234 (labs)
At least two of the following: MATH 106, MATH 110, MATH 111, MATH 112, and MATH 213
ENGL 103, 104 or ENGL 111Y-112Y, or IPHS 113Y-114Y*
Psychology/Sociology (highly recommended)
* The IPHS component is the Integrated Program in Humane Studies Concentration, which involves students in an intensive study of classical texts, with special attention given to the development of the capacity to think, write, and discuss clearly and critically.
In order to apply to medical schools by their senior year, first-year students should enroll in courses from at least two of the following three categories:
- CHEM 121 or 122, and CHEM 124 or 125, with CHEM 123 and 126 (labs)
BIOL 115 and 116. plus BIOL 109-110 (lab); or PHYS 130, 135 or PHYS 140, 145 plus PHYS 141, 146
ENGL 103, 104 or ENGL 111Y- 112Y, or IPHS 113Y-114Y.