Academic Prerequisite Coursework

  • 12 semester credits in biology with labs (for science majors)
  • 3 semester credits in general organic chemistry with lab (for science majors)
  • 3 semester credits in biochemistry OR an additional 3 semester credits in organic chemistry (for science majors)
  • 3 semester credits in psychology (Developmental psychology is recommended. Behavioral or cognitive learning courses will also be considered in lieu of psychology).
  • 6 semester credits in English (3 credits must be in English composition.)
  • 6 semester credits in humanities (philosophy, religious studies, fine arts, history, foreign languages, women's studies, performing arts). 

You’re encouraged to send us your unofficial transcripts for a prerequisite evaluation. Please email your unofficial transcripts to admissions@scnm.edu and include your full name, mailing address and phone number. The above list indicates minimum requirements but it should not be inferred that admission is guaranteed for any applicant who meets them. 

Have any questions? We are happy to help. Contact us via the website here, by emailing admissions@scnm.edu, or by calling 480.858.9100 or 888.882.7266 (toll free).

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