Medical, 3+N Program

The seven-year Bachelor of Arts in any College of Science and Technology major and Doctor of Medicine is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

The program is designed for high-achieving students. Students must apply to be a Temple University Health Scholar through the Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies.

Students who entered Temple University as Health Scholars are able to be considered for early admissions to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University as BA/MD Accelerated Option candidates. The 3+4 option is only with Lewis Katz School of Medicine. If interested in applying to other schools, students will need to follow a 4+4 option. 

Contact Information:

College of Science and Technology
Office of Student Services
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 203
215-204-2890
cstadv@temple.edu

Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100
215-204-2513
healthadvising@temple.edu

Guidelines for Completion of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Science & Technology

  • Health Scholar Bachelor of Arts candidates in the College of Science and Technology (CST) must complete all requirements for the major before entering the Lewis Katz School of Medicine with the exception of the following:

Biology majors may count up to three of the following first year Lewis Katz School of Medicine courses as Biology electives:

MS1-Block1 (Fundamentals of Anatomy) as long as the student has not already received credit for BIOL 2233;
MS1-Block2 (Fundamentals of Medicine 1); MS1-Blocks3&4 (Biological Systems I: Cardiovascular, Blood, Respiratory and Renal Systems & Biological Systems II: Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, Bone and Reproductive Systems);
MS1-Block5 (Biological Systems III: Nervous and Musculoskeletal Systems) as long as the student has not already received credit for BIOL 3334 or BIOL 3352;
MS1-Block6 (Biological Systems IV: Inflammation, Immune System and Skin).

  • College of Science and Technology Health Scholars may count up to 33 equivalent credit hours from the first year at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine as equivalents of upper-level credits in the College of Science and Technology or the College of Liberal Arts.
  • College of Science and Technology Health Scholars may count up to 33 equivalent credit hours from the first year at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine to fulfill their general credit hour requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Science and Technology.
  • Appropriate course sequences for majors offered by the College of Science and Technology will be available in the Office of Student Services (1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 203) and will be shared with prospective students and current Health Scholars. Advising on progress toward career goal and eventual presentation as a Health Scholar (3+4 or 4+4) will occur through Pre-Professional Health Studies (1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100).

Suggested Academic Plan for CST + Medical School 3+4 Program

Below is a suggested academic plan. Individual plans will vary based on previous course work, AP credits, performance on University placement tests, and specific undergraduate major. Health Scholars who qualify for the 3+4 program will develop an individual academic plan with Pre-Professional Health Studies during their first semester at the University.

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I 
Honors General Chemical Science I 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 7
Apply to 3+4 Program 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
BIOL 1111 or 1911Introduction to Biology I4
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II 
Honors General Chemical Science II 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 2112 or 2912Introduction to Biology II4
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry I 
Organic Chemistry for Majors I 
Organic Chemistry for Honors I 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 9
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry II 
Organic Chemistry for Majors II 
Organic Chemistry for Honors II 
PHYS 2021 or 2921General Physics I4
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 9
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
PHYS 2022 or 2922General Physics II4
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 11
Must take MCAT by January1 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 15
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 94
First Year - Medical School
Approximately 34 credits of course work completed during the first year of Medical School will be applied to the CST major's total number of earned hours needed for the completion of the degree requirements for graduation. For some majors, course work will count as elective hours in the major; for all others, course work counts as elective hours toward the completion of the minimum of 123 credits for the undergraduate degree. In planning an undergraduate schedule it is essential to consult with an academic advisor.
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Students must also complete a Biochemistry prerequisite course prior to entering Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. They may choose from either CHEM 4401 or BIOL 4375. Although not a requirement for taking the MCAT, it is recommended that students complete Biochemistry prior to taking the MCAT. In addition, students must also complete an Introduction to Psychology (PSY 1001) AND Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1176) course prior to taking the MCAT. 

Notes:

  1. Students in the Accelerated Program must have entered Temple University as Health Scholars through Pre-Professional Health Studies (PPHS) and have signed an "Intent to Pursue" form during their first semester. This form must be on file with PPHS.
  2. Because students in an accelerated program must meet both the course requirements for entry to professional school and the course requirements for their major, it is necessary for these students to consult with an advisor in their major as well as PPHS as early in their academic career as possible. Failure to do so may make completing the required courses in the first 90 hours impossible.
  3. The academic plan presented here is a generic plan; the actual plan will depend on choice of major and number of Advanced Placement (AP) credits applied from the high school transcript.
  4. With some exceptions, CST students must complete the requirements for their major within their first 90 hours; course work in the first year of professional school counts as elective hours toward degree completion.
  5. Biology Majors - Some of the course work during the first year of Medical School can be counted for Biology electives as well as general electives for degree completion. Certain electives are excluded. Be sure to consult with an academic advisor.
  6. Non Life-Science Majors - In order to complete the required courses in 3 years, majors that do not overlap with pre-medical course requirements must have AP credit, take an overload, or enroll in summer session classes.