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 Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First Year Studies
Pre-professional programs majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Organic Chemistry
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Invertebrate Zoology and Lab
- Botany and Lab
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.
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.