Program prerequisites/ Subject requirements
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed a minimum of 96 quarter units or 64 semester units at an accredited college or university. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for all transfer courses. C-minus grades are not acceptable for transfer credit. A minimum 3.25 science grade point average is recommended. The minimum subject requirements are:
DOMAIN 1: SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
(20 quarter units or 14 semester units total)
Select units from at least three areas listed below:
Art/Music (performing arts limited to 4 quarter units)
Civilization/History, Foreign Language, Literature, Philosophy, Religion (a maximum of 8 quarter units may be applied to Domain 1; for students who attended or are enrolled in an Adventist college, 4 quarter units of religion are required per year attended).
DOMAIN 2: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS
College Mathematics (algebra or higher level)*
General Chemistry with laboratory (complete sequence)*
Organic Chemistry with laboratory (complete sequence)*
Introductory Physics with laboratory*
.(must include principles of light and electricity).
General Biology with laboratory (one quarter or semester)*
*Students pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree should verify current admission requirements for that specific program.
SOCIAL SCIENCES (10 quarter units or 7 semester units total)
Cultural Diversity or Cultural Anthropology (one course)
Select remainder of social science units (to total 10 quarter units) from the areas listed below:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
DOMAIN 3: COMMUNICATION
(9 quarter units or 6 semester units total)
Freshman English (complete sequence)
Select remainder of communication units (to total 9 quarter units) from the courses listed below:
DOMAIN 4: HEALTH AND WELLNESS
(2-6 quarter units or 2-4 semester units)
Physical Activity (two courses)
Health Education (personal health or nutrition)
DOMAIN 5: ELECTIVES
(to meet the minimum 96 quarter units or 64 semester units)
Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Cellular or Molecular Biology, Genetics, Speech, Computer Applications, Critical Thinking
Regardless of nationality or citizenship, an applicant whose native language is not English or whose secondary education has been obtained outside the U.S. is required to pass an approved test of English proficiency.
Additionally, any applicant whose English competency is uncertain in regards to his/her professional success at Loma Linda University may be required to pass a test of English proficiency. The minimum required score for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is 6.5. The minimum required score on Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) is 77. A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) is required. The TOEFL score is valid for two years from the test date. If it has been more than two years since the examinee last took TOEFL, the test must be taken again to have the scores reported. Visit the TOEFL Web site at for the most up-to-date information and examination registration.
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