Wayne State University

Admissions

Prerequisite coursework

Science prerequisites

  • BIO 1510 Basic Life Mechanisms
  • BIO 2870 Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 3200 or BIO 4120 Physiology (BIO 3200 preferred)
  • CHM 1220/1230 Principles of Chemistry I & Lab*
  • CHM 1240/1250 Organic Chemistry I & Lab*
  • PHY 2130/2131 General Physics I & Lab
  • PHY 2140/2141 General Physics II & Lab
  • MAT 1800 Elementary Functions

*Applicants need two semesters of chemistry; inorganic and organic or biochemistry are recommended.

Non-science prerequisites

These courses must be completed by the end of Winter term (May) of the year you are applying for:

  • ENG 1020 Introduction to College Writing (BC)
  • ENG 3050 Technical Writing (preferred) or ENG 3010 (IC)
  • PSY 1010 or 1020 Introductory Psychology
  • PSY 2400 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 3010 Statistical Methods in Psychology
  • KIN 3570 Physiology of Exercise
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification or LFA 2330

Students who hold a previous bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university are exempt from completing the requirements below:

  • A minimum of six (6) additional credits in upper division (3000 level or above) courses concentrated in any one area.

​University General Education requirements

  • American Societies & Institutions (AI)
  • Historical Studies (HS)
  • Visual & Performing Arts (VP)
  • Foreign Culture (FC)
  • Philosophy & Letters (PL)
  • Social Science (SS)
  • Oral Communication (OC)*
  • Critical Thinking (CT)*

*Exams or coursework can be used to complete these requirements. Please contact the WSU Office of Testing and Evaluation at 313-577-3400 for further information.