The following guide lists acceptable courses that meet the prerequisite requirements for the ND program. This list is updated annually in the fall; however, these courses are subject to change. If you have any questions about a specific course, please contact an admissions advisor by calling either (425) 602-3332 (Kenmore campus) or (858) 246-9700 (San Diego campus).

Please also note the following: 

  • Although the ND program accepts no more than two general chemistry courses as prerequisites, most schools require that a full year (3 quarters or 2 semesters) of general chemistry be taken before the first organic chemistry course.  We do not list the third general chemistry course offered at quarter-system schools.
  • The courses listed below do not include biochemistry, but a science-major level biochemistry course may be taken instead of a second organic chemistry course.  
  • Psychology courses are not included since Introduction to Psychology is easy to identify and is offered at most colleges and universities.

School

QuantSkills

Biology

GenChem

OrgChem

Physics

Adams State U

MATH 106

BIOL 209 & 210

CHEM 131, 131L & 132, 132L

CHEM 321, 321L & 322, 322L

PHYS 225

Aims CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Arapahoe CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Colorado Christian U

MAT 111

BIO 120, 121 & 130, 131

CHM 121, 131 & 122, 132

CHM 221, 231 & 222, 232

PHY 210

Colorado College

MA 125

MB 111 or MB 131, MB 201 & MB 231

CH 107 & 108

CH 250 & 251

PC 141

Colorado Mesa U

MATH 113

BIOL 105, 105L & 106, 107 or 108 w/L

CHEM 131, 131L & 132, 132L

CHEM 311, 311L & 312, 312L

PHYS 111

Colorado Mountain Coll

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Colorado Northwestern CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

* contact admissions

PHY 111

Colorado Sch of Mines

MATH 111

CBEN 110, CBEN 120

CHGN 121 & 122

CHGN 221, 223 & 222, 224

PHGN 100

Colorado State U

MATH 117

LIFE 102 & 103

CHEM 111, 112 & 113,114

CHE 345 & 346 or 245/246 and 351

PH 121

Colorado State U-Pueblo

MATH 121

BIOL 181, 181L & 182, 182L

CHEM 121, 121L & 122, 122L

CHEM 301, 301L & 302, 302L

PHYS 201

Community College of Aurora

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Community College of Denver

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Fort Lewis College

MATH 113

BIO 106 & 113

CHEM 150 & 151

CHEM 250 & 251

PHYS 201

Front Range CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Johnson & Wales U

MATH 1030

BIO 1011, 1015 & BIO 1022, 1025

CHM 1011 & 1015; 2nd course not offered

Not offered

PHY 1011

Lamar CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211; 212 not offered

PHY 111

Metro State U of Denver

MTH 1110

BIO 1080, 1090 & 1081, 1091

CHE 1800, 1801 & 1810, 1811

CHE 3100, 3120 & 3110, 3130 or 3090, 3120 & 4310

PHY 2010

Morgan CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

Not offered

PHY 111

Northeastern Junior Coll

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Otero Junior Coll

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Pikes Peak CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Pueblo CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Red Rocks CC

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211 & 212

PHY 111

Regis University

MT 201

BL 258, 259 & 260, 261

CH 210, 211 & 230, 231

CH 250, 251 & 420, 421

PH 202A

Trinidad State Junior Coll

MAT 121

BIO 111 & 112

CHE 111 & 112

CHE 211; 212 not offered

PHY 111

U of Colorado-Boulder

MATH 1011

EBIO 1210, 1230 & 1220, 1240

CHEM 1113, 1114 & 1133, 1134

CHEM 3311, 3321 & 3331, 3341 or 4611

PHYS 2010

U of Colorado-Colo Sprgs

MATH 1040

BIOL 1300, 1310 & 1350, 1360

CHEM 1401, 1402 &1411, 1412

CHEM 3101, 3102 & 3111, 3112 or 3001, 3002 & 4211

PES 1010

U of Colorado-Denver

MATH 1110

BIOL 2051, 2071 & 2061, 2081

CHEM 2031, 2038 & 2061, 2068

CHEM 3411, 3418 & 3421, 3428 or 3810

PHYS 2010

U of Denver

MATH 1070

BIOL 1011, 1021 & 1010, 1020 & 2120, 2121

CHEM 1010, 1240 & Chem 1020, 1250

CHEM 2451, 2461 & 2452, 2462

PHYS 1111

U of Northern Colorado

MATH 124

BIO 110 & 111

CHEM 111, 111L & 112, 112L

CHEM 331, 331L & 332, 332L

PHYS 220

Western State Colorado U

MATH 140

BIOL 150 & 151

CHEM 111, 112 & 113, 114

CHEM 331, 334 & 332, 335

PHYS 140 or 170