University of Wisconsin–Madison

Coursework

The following is a general guide for courses you may need to apply to podiatry school. Requirements vary from school to school. So, it is always necessary to consult the websites of podiatry schools where you know/think you want to apply.

For a pre-podiatry course planning guide, click here. Also consider using our four-year planner to map out your coursework and extracurricular activities.

Mathematics

Some podiatry schools require math and/or statistics. Note that Math 112 is a prerequisite for Chem 103.  We recommend Statistics 301, Statistics 371 or Biostatistics 541.

Chemistry

General Chemistry

Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Chemistry 103-104
  • Chemistry 109

Organic Chemistry

  • Chem 343 Introductory Organic Chemistry
  • Chem 344 Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Chem 345 Intermediate Organic Chemistry

Biochemistry (Required for the MCAT)

Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Biochemistry 501
  • Biochemistry 507-508

Biological Sciences

Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Zoology 101-102 + Additional bio-science course (Options include: Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology)
  • Biology 151-152
  • Biocore: Students must apply to enroll in Biocore. For more information, visit their website.
    • Biocore 381-382 Evolution, Ecology and Genetics lecture/lab
    • Biocore 383-384 Cellular Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 485-486 Organismal Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 587 Biological Interactions

Physics

Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Physics 103-104 (without calculus)
  • Physics 201-202 (calculus-based; recommended for Engineering majors)
  • Physics 207-208 (calculus-based; recommended for Life Science majors)

Behavioral Sciences

(Required for the MCAT)

  • Introductory Psychology: Psych 202
  • Introductory Sociology, options include:
    • Sociology 120, 125, 134, 138, 140, or 170
    • Gender & Women’s Studies 103

English

Most podiatry schools require at least 6 credits of English or literature, with an emphasis on composition.