Biology-Health Sciences is like a
pre-med major at other universities.
It provides intensive study and a strong foundation in medical biology, chemistry, physics, the social sciences, communications and mathematics.
Many of our graduates go on to professional graduate programs such as medical school (MD or DO), dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry and others.
About Our Program
The degree meets most prerequisites for graduate and professional studies to pursue a career as a medical doctor, dentist, optometrist, pharmacist, physician assistant, physical therapist or veterinarian. Other students prepare for graduate school to become a biomedical researcher, biotechnologist, or educator in biology or the biomedical sciences.
The first two to three years of the curriculum also can be used as preparation for allied health programs such as Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Imaging Technology, Respiratory Care and related fields.
Seminars offer additional opportunities for students to explore special topics of interest and to experience undergraduate contact with biomedical professionals and institutions.
Our program includes a substantial amount of chemistry coursework. By taking just two more chemistry courses beyond what is required for their major, some of our students choose to get a Chemistry Minor, too.