Course requirements for admission to various medical schools are similar. They include specified courses in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, and physics. Students should plan to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major and minor of their choice. Normally, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is taken in the spring of the junior year and applications for medical school are submitted the following summer. Pre-medical students who are not majoring in the sciences should have both an academic and pre-medical advisor. Minimum course requirements are as follows: BIO 111-112; CHE 111-112, 211-212; ENG 101-102; MAT 131-132 or 6 hours of advanced mathematics electives; PHY 101-102 or 211-212; 8 hours of advanced science electives (laboratory required) and 37 additional hours of approved general electives.