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Pre-Professional Programs

Inspired to start your educational journey.

You are destined to do great things. You value education and are dedicated to achieving your goals of becoming a leading health professional. That’s why you’ve chosen Marian University’s pre-professional programs.

The Program
Marian offers several pre-professional programs, including: Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. While most students pursue a biology major with a chemistry minor, or a chemistry major with a biology minor as part of the programs, you may participate in the pre-professional programs within a variety of majors.

The Possibilities
As part of the pre-professional programs, you will gain a valuable foundation of knowledge and engage in hands-on learning experiences that will prepare your for graduate and professional study. You’ll participate in a variety of courses that will not only focus on the health sciences, but broaden your way of thinking through Marian’s liberal arts core curriculum. Your completion of courses will be guided by expert advisors, who will assist you in meeting admission requirements to graduate and professional schools across the nation.

The Results
Marian’s pre-professional programs prepare you for a variety of post-baccalaureate options, including admission into a variety of professional schools or graduate degree programs. Recent graduates have acquired a nearly 97 percent placement rate into graduate or professional programs following graduation, and include placements such as: the University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Marquette University, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Arizona, San Diego State University and the University of Texas Medical Branch.

The Marian Difference
For nearly 80 years, Marian University has been educating leaders in the healthcare field. With a solid background in the health sciences you’ll find Marian’s pre-professional programs aim to help you become a leader in a variety of career fields.

Program Information

Students desiring a pre-professional degree in one of the health sciences in preparation for applying to dental, medical, veterinary, physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, and physical therapy programs are advised to pursue a biology major/chemistry minor or a chemistry major/biology minor.

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements

Biology major
16 credits:
CHE 101 Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHE 102 Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture, 3 cr.
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture, 3 cr.
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory, 1 cr.
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory, 1 cr.

28 credits:
BIO 010 Biology Seminar I, 0 cr.
BIO 020 Biology Seminar II, 0 cr.
BIO 101 Biological Principles I & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 102 Biological Principles II & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 231 Botany & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 300 Biology Literature and Seminar, 2 cr.
BIO 301 Genetics & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology, 4 cr.
BIO 311 Molecular and Physiological Microbiology, 4 cr.
BIO 425 Biology Senior Research I, 1 cr.
BIO 426 Biology Senior Research II, 1 cr.

4-8 credits from the following:
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I, 4 cr.
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 cr.
BIO 310 Invertebrate Zoology & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 312 Developmental Biology & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 322 Vertebrate Zoology & Lab, 4 cr.

2-6 credits:
Biology electives

Chemistry minor
12 credits:
CHE 101 Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHE 102 Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHE 300 Analytical Chemistry, 4 cr.

12 credits:
CHE Chemistry electives (choose from course numbers 200 and above)

Chemistry major
34-36 credits:
CHE 101 Principles of Chemistry I, 4 cr.
CHE 102 Principles of Chemistry II, 4 cr.
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I, 3 cr.
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II, 3 cr.
CHE 251 Organic Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 252 Organic Chemistry II Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 300 Analytical Chemistry, 4 cr.
CHE 301 Instrumental Analysis, 4 cr.
CHE 401 Physical Chemistry I, 3 cr.
CHE 402 Physical Chemistry II, 3 cr.
CHE 412 Chemistry Literature and Seminar, 1 cr.
CHE 420 Senior Research, 1-3 cr.
CHE 451 Physical Chemistry I Lab, 1 cr.
CHE 452 Physical Chemistry II Lab, 1 cr.

2 credits:
CHE Chemistry electives, 2 cr. (choose from course numbers above 200)

20 credits:
MAT 201 Calculus I, 5 cr.
MAT 202 Calculus II, 5 cr.
PHS 203 University Physics I, 5 cr.
PHS 205 University Physics II, 5 cr.

Biology minor
23 credits:
BIO 101 Biological Principles I & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 102 Biological Principles II & Lab, 4 cr.
BIO 231 Botany, 4 cr.
BIO 301 Genetics, 4 cr.
BIO 302 Cell and Molecular Biology, 4 cr.
BIO Biology electives, 3 cr.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

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Fun Fact

Marian University radiologic technology graduates earned a 100% pass rate on the ARRT exam in 2014 (Source: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 2014).

Campus Info

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Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

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