Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)

University of Mississippi

ACT/SAT Requirements

Many of the Health Professions require the Biology and/or Chemistry classes for science majors, BISC 160 & 161 and Chem 105 & 115 (See list of courses required under each of the Health Professions).

In order to register for these specific courses, you must have an ACT Math sub-score of 25 or greater, or an SAT Math sub-score of 580 or greater.

If you do not have the Math sub-scores, you have three different options to attain entry to these courses:

  • Earn A or B in two Math courses: Math 121(College Algebra) and Math 123 (Trigonometry),
  • Earn A or B in Math 125 (Basic Math for Science & Engineering),
  • Earn A or B in Chem 101 (Chemical Concepts).

Note: B- does NOT fulfill this requirement!

Suggested first year curriculum for students entering UM with an ACT Math sub-score less than 25, or SAT Math score less than 580:

Fall Semester—Year 1

WRIT 101 – 3 credits
CHEM 101 – 4 credits
Fine Arts or Humanities or Social Science – 3 credits
MATH  – 3 credits (speak with your advisor to choose appropriate Math)
EDHE 105 – 3 credits

16 hours

Spring Semester—Year 1

WRIT 102 – 3 credits
CHEM 105 & 115 – 4 credits
PSY 201 (Gen Psychology) – 3 credits
MATH  – 3 credits (speak with your advisor to choose appropriate Math)
Fine Arts or Humanities or Social Science – 3 credits

16 hours

*If you had College Algebra and Trigonometry in high school, you may take Math 125 (Basic Math for science & engineering) to fulfill your pre-requisites for BISC 160 and Chem 105.