Concentration in Pre-Med

The biomedical science concentration in pre-med prepares you for success in medical school or other post-graduate work such dental school or physicians assistant programs.

Preparing You for Success

The degree is a good starting point to medical school. Classes introduce you to research methods your freshman year, then you can build on those through labs, independent studies and summer research. You also explore medical physiology and human anatomy in a hands-on cadaver lab.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • One-on-one mentorship from faculty
  • Opportunities to publish your research or share it at professional conferences
  • A senior research capstone project
  • Opportunities for networking and professional development through Tri-Beta national honor society and the Biology Undergraduate Society

Making Your Mark

Pre-med majors are valuable as scientists, doctors, chiropractors, dentists and veterinarians. Most students pursue medical school or graduate degrees.

Concentration Requirements

The pre-med concentration requires completion of the undergraduate biomedical science major plus the following.

Required Courses - 9 hrs.

  • BMS 465: Medical Physiology - 3 hrs.
  • BMS 466: Human Anatomy - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 360: Biochemistry - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two) - 6-8 hrs.

  • BIO 406: General Microbiology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 464: Cell Biology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 482: Endocrinology - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 484: Neurophysiology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 485: Research - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 505: Topics in Bioethics - 3 hrs.