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Summer Science and Mathematics Courses
for Pre-Med Students

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program
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Summer Session 2014 offers the following series of science and mathematics courses designed to meet the special academic needs of students who plan to apply to medical or dental school.  The scheduling for this series of courses has been developed to allow students to enroll in one of the Chemistry courses and one of the Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics courses during each of MSU's two six-week summer sessions, thus enabling students to earn up to 16 science and mathematics credits in only 12 weeks.  Another course available to pre-med students this summer is BIOH 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I for 5 credits.

Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Statistics

Biology



Course Dates & Times

Course Dates and Times

FIRST 6-WEEK SESSION, MAY 12-JUNE 20:

  • CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I, 4 cr.
             Lecture:           MWRF 10:00-11:05 a.m.
                                      T 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
             Lab:                 MW 12:30-4:05 p.m.

  • CHMY 321 - Organic Chemistry I, 4 cr.
             Lecture:           MTRF 10:00-11:05 a.m.
                                      W 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
             Lab:                 M 12:00-3:35 p.m.
            (select one)     W 1:00-4:35 p.m.
                                       or
                                       TR 12:00-3:35 pm.

  • PHSX 205 - College Physics I, 4 cr.
             Lecture:            MTWRF 8:45-9:50 a.m.
                                       W 7:30-8:35 a.m.
             Lab:                  TR 10:00 a.m.-11:50 p.m.
             (select one)     or
                                       TR 12:00-1:50 p.m.

                                                 or

                                                TR 2:00-3:50 p.m.

                                                  or

                                                TR 4:00-5:50 p.m.

                     Lecture:             MTR 7:30-9:50 a.m.

                     (select one)      or

                                                MTR 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

SECOND 6-WEEK SESSION, JUNE 23-AUG. 1 :

  • CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II, 4 cr.
             Lecture:         MWRF 10:00-11:05 a.m.
                                    T 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
              Lab:               MW 12:30-4:05 p.m.

  • CHMY 323 - Organic Chemistry II, 4 cr.
              Lecture:         MTRF 10:00-11:05 a.m.
                                      W 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
              Lab:                M 12:00-3:35 p.m.
              (select one)   W 1:00-4:35 p.m.
                                       or
                                       TR 12:00-3:35 p.m.

  • PHSX 207 - College Physics II, 4 cr.
              Lecture:          MTWRF 8:45-9:50 a.m.
                                        W 7:30-8:35 a.m.
              Lab:                 TR 10:00-11:50 a.m.
              (select one)   or
                                      TR 12:00-1:50 p.m.

                                                 or

                                                TR 2:00-3:50 p.m.

  • STAT 216 - Introduction to Statistics, 3 cr.
              Lecture:            MTR 7:30-9:50 a.m.

             (select one)      or

                                         MTR 10:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Special Session, Dates TBA:

  • BIOH 201 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I, 5 cr.
               Lecture:            MTWR 1:10-2:30 p.m.
               Lab:                   MTWR 8:00-9:50 a.m.
                                           or
                                          MTWR 10:00-11:50 a.m.

Please refer to the Summer Class Schedule for more detailed information regarding course reference numbers (CRN), class locations, and instructors.

Course Descriptions

CHMY 141 College Chemistry I
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of M121Q - College Algebra, or placement in a math level 4 course (Survey of Calculus or Precalculus)
-- The first of a two-semester course sequence about the general principles of modern chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, equilibria, chemical reactivity and kinetics.

CHMY 143 College Chemistry II
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 141 or CHMY 151
-- The second semester of the two-semester general chemistry sequence.

CHMY 321 Organic Chemistry I
F,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153
-- The first of a two-semester professional sequence in organic chemistry.  In-depth coverage of stereochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, spectroscopy and nomenclature.  Students should register for both semesters.

CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II
S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 321                   
-- The second semester of the two-semester professional sequence in organic chemistry.

PHSX 205 College Physics I
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: High school trigonometry or M 151
NOTE: This course is algebra-based.
-- First semester of sequence.  Topics include kinematics and dynamics of linear and rotational motion, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and fluids.  Students will not receive credit if they have passed PHSX 220 or PHSX 240.

PHSX 207 College Physics II
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: PHSX 205 or PHSX 220
NOTE: This course is algebra-based.
-- Second semester of sequence.  Topics include simple harmonic motion, electric forces and fields, dc electric circuits, magnetic forces and fields, and magnetic induction and motors.  Students will not receive credit if they have passed PHSX 222 or PHSX 242.

M 161Q Survey of Calculus

F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: M 121 or Math Placement Test within the past 12 months.
-- A survey of basic calculus including limits, differentiation, and integration with applications to business, biology, and social science problems.

STAT 216Q Introduction to Elementary Statistics

F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: C- or better in any 100 level or above M course, or Math Placement Test within the past 12 months.
-- Traditional and robust estimates of location and variability, fundamentals of probability theory, confidence intervals, and tests of hypothesis for normal distributions.

BIOH 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

S,Su 5 cr. LEC 3 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121, CHMY 141 or CHMY 151 with a grade of "C-" or better. Priority given to majors requiring this course.
-- General principles of cell and tissue biology that apply to all living systems. Structure and function of skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Homeostasis, control, and integration of the human body will be emphasized. Laboratory will cover related systems. This course is not repeatable without prior consent of instructor.

Admission to MSU

Admission to MSU is required and must be completed prior to registration for the Summer Science Courses.

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in completing the Pre-Medical Certificate Program must first be accepted into that program through the MSU Division of Health Sciences. Click here for more information.

New Students

Students not previously admitted to MSU must apply for admission to the University.

Undergraduates

Undergraduate students should apply for admission by following the steps below:

Post-Baccalaureates

Students who have completed their bachelor’s degrees should apply for admission as non-degree graduate students by following the steps below:

  • Complete the Application for Graduate Admission
  • Submit completed form to the Graduate School along with 1) $60.00 fee and 2) official transcript from your degree-granting institution showing a posted bachelor’s degree
  • Submit record of immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) screening form to the Student Health Service

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in completing the Pre-Medical Certificate Program must first be accepted into that program through the MSU Division of Health Sciences. Click here for more information.

Continuing & Former Students

Continuing students are those who attended MSU Spring Semester 2014.  Former students are those who previously attended MSU but were not enrolled Spring Semester 2014.

Undergraduates

Continuing MSU undergraduate students are automatically admitted to Summer Session.  Former MSU undergraduate students must file an Intent to Register form with the Registrar's Office. Former students should use the online Intent to Register through MyInfo.

Post-Baccalaureates

Students who have completed the requirements for their bachelor’s degree should apply for admission to the Graduate School as non-degree graduate students (see instructions above under “New Students—Post-Baccalaureates”).

PLEASE NOTE: Students interested in completing the Pre-Medical Certificate Program must first be accepted into that program through the MSU Division of Health Sciences. Click here for more information.

Course Registration

New Students

Undergraduates

Contact the Academic Advising Center at (406) 994-3532 to discuss advising and registration for summer courses. For further details, refer to the "New Students" section on the Summer Session Course Registration page.

Post-Baccalaureates (Graduates)

Graduate students may register on the Web.  Instructions will be included with your admission acceptance letter from the Graduate School.

Continuing & Former Students

Continuing students may register beginning March 24 on the Web via MyInfo.  Former students must file an Intent to Register form with the Registrar's Office. Former students should use the online Intent to Register through MyInfo and register for classes online. Registration information will be sent via the email address provided on the Intent to Register form.

Students may check their registration status on the Web via MyInfo by following the links below:

  • Login (follow instructions on that page)
  • Student Services
  • Registration
  • Student Detail Schedule

Tuition & Fees

Click here for a Summer 2014 Schedule of Tuition & Fees.

The following additional laboratory fees will be charged for the Summer Science Courses (subject to change with Board of Regents approval):

CHMY 141 -    $20.65
CHMY 143 -    $20.65
CHMY 321 -    $35.10
CHMY 323 -    $35.10


PHYS 205 -     $20.40
PHYS 206 -     $20.40

BIOH 201 -      $30.80

Payment of Fees

Students may obtain a summary of their fees on the Web via MyInfo by following the links below:

  • Login
  • Student Services
  • Student Records
  • Electronic Billing and Payment

Fees are due by the third class day and may be paid using one of the following options:

  • Online (credit card payments) under MyInfo (Login, select Electronic Billing)
    or
  • Mail payment to Student Accounts, P.O. Box 172640, MSU, Bozeman, MT, 59717
    or
  • Drop payment in the student payment box at the Student Accounts cashier’s window, Montana Hall

Please make checks payable to Montana State University.

Credit Transfers

Students who wish to transfer their science and mathematics credits from MSU to another institution may do so by requesting a transcript from the Registrar's Transcript Office.

Housing & Meals

On-campus housing is available during Summer Session.  For more information, visit the Summer Housing & Meals page.

Things to Do in Bozeman

The natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains combined with the area's recreational, cultural and intellectual opportunities make Bozeman an ideal place to spend your summer.  For ideas of what activities await you outside of class, visit the Bozeman Area page.

For More Information

Click here for more information about the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program.

For general information about the Summer Science and Mathematics Courses, admissions, registration or other matters concerning Summer Session at MSU, contact the Office of Summer Session, (406) 994-4371, summer@montana.edu.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Updated 1/23/14