VMCAS COURSE SUBJECTS

VMCAS uses a standardized list of course subjects which cover the majority of classes you may be taking. VMCAS uses these subjects to then determine which Course Subject GPA Category your courses will factor into. If you cannot determine which VMCAS Subject to choose based on your course’s title, please default to the department the course is offered through. During the verification process, VMCAS will change any VMCAS Course Subjects which it deems have been incorrectly listed. Your application will not be undelivered for listing the incorrect VMCAS Course Subject.

The lists below has been created in conjunction with the AAVMC, which has determined which VMCAS Subjects factor into which Course Subject GPAs. Please use this list to understand how your VMCAS Course Subjects will factor into your Course Subject GPAs.

Course subjects that factor into the Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Life Sciences GPA:

Abnormal Psychology

Acupuncture

Adolescent Psychology

Aerospace Studies

Agriculture

Analytic Chemistry

Anatomy

Animal Behavior

Animal Science

Anthropology

Armchair Chemistry

Astronomy

Atmospheric Science

Audiology

Bacteriology

Basic Chemistry

Behavioral Sciences

Biobehavioral Health

Biochemistry

Biodiversity

Bioengineering

Biological Anthropology

Biological Chemistry

Biological Psychology

Biology

Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Science

Biometry/Biometrics

Biomolecules

Bioorganic Chemistry

Biophysics

Biotechnology

Botany

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Cellular Biology

Cellular Physiology

Chemistry

Child Psychology

Chinese Internal Medicine

Chiropractic Medicine

Clinical Sciences

Cognitive Science

Community Health

CPR

Cytology/Cytotechnology

Death & Dying

Dental Hygiene

Dentistry

Developmental Biology

Developmental Psychology

Dietetics

Disease

Earth Science

Ecology

Educational Psychology

Electricity

Electricity & Light

Electronics

Embryology

Emergency Med-Tech

Endocrinology

Engineering

Entomology

Environmental Science

Epidemiology

Eukaryotics

Evolution

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science

Family Studies

Food Science

Forensic Sciences

Forestry

Genetics

Genomics

Geology

Growth & Development

Gynecology

Health

Health Science

Heat

Hematology

Herbology

Histology

Horticulture

Human Behavior

Human Development

Human Geography

Human Movement

Human Sexuality

Hygiene

Immunology

Inorganic Chemistry

Intro to Chemistry

Kinesiology

Life Span Development

Light

Limnology

Locomotion Studies

Magnetism

Marine Biology

Marine Science

Mechanical Heat

Mechanics

Medical Chemistry

Medical Technology

Medicine

Metabolism

Meteorology

Microbiology

Micro-Organisms

Military Science

Molecular Biology

Motor Control

Movement Science

Natural Resources

Natural Science

Neural Mechanisms

Neurobiology

Neurology

Neuroscience

Nuclear

Nursing

Nutrition

Occupational Therapy

Oceanography

Optics

Optometry

Organic Chemistry

Oriental Medicine

Other Health Prof

Paramedic

Parasitology

Pathology

Pathophysiology

Personal Health

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmacology

Pharmacy

Phlebotomy

Physical Anthropology

Physical Biochemistry

Physical Chemistry

Physical Education

Physical Geography

Physical Sciences

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Assistant

Physician Assistant

Physics

Physiological Chemistry

Physiological Science

Physiology

Plant

Plant Sciences

Podiatry

Population Biology

Prokaryote Physiology

Psychobiology

Psychology

Public Health

Qualitative Analysis

Radiology

Respiratory Therapy

Sensorimotor Development

Social Ecology

Social Science

Social Welfare

Sonography

Speech and Hearing Science

Sports Medicine

Sports Sciences

Structure & Bonds

Structure & Reaction

Surgery Tech

Therapeutic Exercise

Thermodynamics

Toxicology

Veterinary

Virology

Wildlife

Zoology

Course subjects that factor into the Math GPA:

Algebra

Analytical Geometry

Behavioral Statistics

Biostatistics

Calculus

Chemical Math

Linear Algebra

Logic

Math Analysis

Mathematics

Quantitative Analysis

Statistics

Trigonometry

Course subjects that factor into the Other GPA:

Accounting

Acting

American Sign Language

Archeology

Architecture

Banking

Bioethics

Business

Communications

Conservation

Criminal Justice

Criminology

Cultural Geography

Dance

Debate

Drama

Economics

Ethics

Film/Media

Folklore

Food Management

Geography

Humanities

Law

Law Enforcement

Library Science

Management

Marketing

Marriage/Family

Massage

Multicultural Studies

Music

Philosophy

Poetry

Public Administration

Public Affairs/Administration

Range Management

Reading

Recreation

Rehabilitation

Religion

Special Topics

Sports Administration

Theater

Theater Literature

Theology

 

 



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