Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Biology, Pre-Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Concentration, (BS)

This concentration in Biology is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in a health or medicine profession such as MD/DO, DVM, DDS, or OD. This rigorous curriculum is designed so that by the end of their junior year, students will have been introduced to the major subject areas covered by standardized tests used for admissions to these advanced degrees. A freshman health seminar class is included in the degree and students participate in an experiential learning opportunity such as internship, job shadow, or research as a degree requirement.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits

General Education  42
Major Core 24
Major Electives 39
Electives 15
Total Credits 120

General Education Curriculum

University Success Skills

(1 credit)


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.

Arts and Humanities

Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science

Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits. 

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science

Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than 1 course may be from the Wellness category.


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies

Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

Pre-Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Concentration

In addition to the biology core, course requirements for the biology major, Pre-Medical/Dental/Veterinary concentration are:

General Electives - 15 Credits

Note: Other courses (for particular example, MATH 140 Statistics ) may also be required in some professional programs. Please see your advisor.