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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Computer Science major for the Premedical Student

The computer science major provides an excellent background for medical studies, and the flexibility provided by its many open electives and broadening electives allows students to prepare for medical school while earning a degree in computer science with a normal load in four years. Interested students should discuss their plans with their computer-science advisor in the fall of their first year and should meet with Vanderbilt's Health Professions Advisor, Dr. Michelle Grundy, 1801 Edgehill (attaching to the Curb Center and the Seigenthaler Center), 322-2446, hpao@vanderbilt.edu, no later than the spring of their first year.

The following is a specimen curriculum for CS majors in the premed track:

 

 
        Total Hours = 123
        Hours
1st Year   Fall   15
  Chem (Inorganic) 1601/1601L 4
  Math  1300 4
  ES  140x 3
  Biology 1510/1510L 4
       
  Spring   15
  Biology 1511/1511L 4
  Math 1301 4
  CS 1101
3
  Chem (Inorganic) 1602/1602L 4
       
2nd Year   Fall   17
  LA Core   3
  EECE 2116/2116L 4
  CS 2201 3
  Chem (Organic) 2221/2221L 4
  Math 2300 3
       
  Spring   17
  Physics 1601/1601L 4
  CS 2212 3
  CS 2231 3
  LA Core   3
  Chem (Organic) 2222/2222L 4
       
3rd Year   Fall   16
  BSCI 2520 3
  Physics 1602/1602L 4
  CS 3251 3
  CS 3250 3
  PSY 1200 3
  [No course]    
       
  Spring   15
  SOC 1010 3
  CS Depth* 3
  Math  Elective 3
  CS 3281 3
  Math (Stats) 2820 3
       
4th Year   Fall   16
  Math (Ln. Alg.) 2410 3
  CS 3270 3
  CS 4959 1
  English Literature   3
  LA Core   3
  CS Depth* 3
       
  Spring   12
  CS Depth* 3
  CS Project 3
  English Literature   3
  CS 1151 3
       
         


Total Hours for Premedical Track: 123

It is recommended that within the required 18 hours of “Computer Science Depth” pre-medical students include 3 to 6 hours of CS 240, Undergraduate Research, preferably in a medical area.