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Cal Poly Pomona

Test Preparation Checklist

Are you ready for the MCAT, DAT, PCAT?

Courses that must be completed before even considering taking these tests:

  • Biology (one year)
  • General chemistry (one year)
  • Organic chemistry (1-2 quarters)
  • Physics (1-2 quarters)

Additional Recommended Courses

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

Subjects Tested

Biology

  • Molecular Biology (Biochemistry and Gene Expression)
  • Microbiology
  • Generalized Eukaryotic Cells
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Nervous and Endocrine systems
  • Circulatory, Lymphatic and Immune systems
  • Digestive and Excretory systems
  • Muscle and skeletal systems
  • Respiratory and Skin systems
  • Reproductive systems and Development

Physics

  • Kinematics
  • Mechanics
  • Fluids and Elasticity of solids
  • Electrostatics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Sound
  • Light and Geometrical Optics

General Chemistry

  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic Trends and Bonding
  • Phases
  • Gases
  • Solutions
  • Kinetics
  • Equilibrium
  • Acids and Bases
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry

Organic Chemistry

  • Structure and Bonding
  • Substitution and Elimination Reactions
  • Electrophilic Addition and Cycloaddition Reactions
  • Lab Techniques and Spectroscopy
  • Biologically-Important Organic Chemistry