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Admissions Requirements for LUCOM

Here at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), we receive thousands of applications, and we offer interviews to the most competitive applicants. Success in medical school is highly dependent on academic ability, but LUCOM also looks for men and women of strong character and motivation.

As an applicant, you should demonstrate a humanitarian, service mentality consistent with the mission LUCOM. This should be demonstrated by your involvement in outreach and service events. And your personal values should be compatible with the Christian mission and environment of Liberty University.

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements below and who demonstrate the ability to advance the mission, vision, and goals of LUCOM will be offered an opportunity to interview.

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Matriculation Requirements

To be considered by LUCOM you must at least have a:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Or, you must have completed no less than 75% of the credits needed for a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Accreditation must be recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in sciences.
  • 499 on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).

Students at LUCOM with an average science 3.4 GPA and a 504 MCAT have the greatest chance of successfully completing the program.

Undergraduate Courses Required for Admission

A “C” and above will be accepted as fulfilling the requirements for a prerequisite course.

  • Biochemistry or Cellular Biology: one semester (3-5 semester hours/6-8 quarter hours). Two semesters of biochemistry or completion of both courses is highly recommended.
  • Biological Sciences: one year with laboratory (8-10 semester hours/12-15 quarter hours)
  • English: two courses (6-10 semester hours/8-15 quarter hours)
  • General Chemistry: one year with laboratory (8-10 semester hours/12-15 quarter hours)
  • Organic Chemistry: one year with laboratory (8-10 semester hours/12-15 quarter hours)
  • Physics: one semester with laboratory (4-5 semester hours/ 6-10 quarter hours), second semester is recommended
  • Four (4) additional science hours are required (See list below)

Undergraduate Courses Recommended for Admission

  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Genetics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Humanities
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology
  • Literature
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Social Science
  • Speech
  • Statistics