Pre-Medical and Pre-Health
Do you want to take a holistic approach to healing and community health?
A wide variety of medical professions, including dental, medical, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, veterinary, and more all require a similar core education. Students interested in these opportunities are advised to pursue the Bachelor of Science degree.
Who is this for?
While students interested in this track will complete a degree heavy with coursework in biology, they must also develop a broad understanding of chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology, and sociology in order to be most successful, in addition to more specialized areas particular to each future profession. Please contact our pre-medical and pre-health advisors for further information.
What You’ll Study
- BIO 101 Principles of Biology
- BIO 220 Introductory Molecular Biology and Genetics
- BIO 230 General Microbiology
- BIO 370 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
- CHEM 105 General Chemistry I + Lab
- CHEM 160 General Chemistry II + Lab
- CHEM 205 Organic Chemistry I + Lab
- CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry II + Lab
- CHEM 340 Biochemistry
Cooperative Education Field Placements
Notable Health and Medical Alumni
- Barbara Almond (B.S. 1959), psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
- Mario Capecchi (B.S. 1961), co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007
- Don Clark (1953), clinical psychologist, author
- George W. Comstock (1937), physician, public health expert, lead researcher in seminal studies demonstrating the effectiveness of isoniazid for treating latent tuberculosis infection
- Sheena Hill (2005), psychotherapist and parenting coach. Founder of Parenting Works.
- Richard Pillard (1955), professor of psychiatry at Boston University; first openly gay psychiatrist in the U.S.