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AACOMAS Course Subjects

Overview

When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). These course subjects fall into categories that AACOMAS uses to help calculate several GPAs. All course subjects are included in an overall GPA calculation, including course subjects not listed here.

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During Verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during Verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

AACOMAS Course Subject List

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac.

Subject GPA Category

GPA Calculation

Course Subject

Behavioral Sciences

Non-Science GPA

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Administration of Justice
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Neuropsychology
  • Organizational Studies
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Psychology

Biochemistry

Science GPA

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Metabolism
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physiological Chemistry

Biology/Zoology

Science GPA

  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Biodiversity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics
  • Botany
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Embryology
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

English

Non-Science GPA

  • Basic Composition
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Poetry
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Inorganic Chemistry

Science GPA

  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction

Mathematics

Non-Science GPA

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Organic Chemistry

Science GPA

  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Other Non-Science

Non-Science GPA

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • American Sign Language
  • American Studies
  • Arabic
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Banking
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics
  • Bible Literature
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Communications
  • Community Planning
  • Computer Applications
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Ergonomics
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Finance
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • Food Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Forestry
  • Gender Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Science Administration
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Horticulture
  • Humanities
  • Hygiene
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Ethics
  • Military Science
  • Music
  • Office Technology
  • Organizational Studies
  • Orientation
  • Personal Health
  • Philosophy
  • Phonetics
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Queer Studies
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religion
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Teaching Science
  • Test Credit - No Subject
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife
  • Women's Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Writing

Other Sciences

Science GPA

  • Acupuncture
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Conservation
  • CPR
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Earth Science
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • First Aid
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geology
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Gynecology
  • Health
  • Health Science
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Herbology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Kinesiology
  • Limnology
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Optics
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Plant
  • Plant Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Population Biology
  • Public Health
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Science Reading/Writing
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Surgery Tech
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary

Physics

Science GPA

  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Physics
  • Thermodynamics
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