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Biology - Area 6: Pre-Med / Pre-Dental / Pre-Vet BS

Preparing for Professional Study

The most important consideration for you as a pre-professional should be a major that you are passionate about, not what you think might be the best ticket into medical school. Our program includes a sequence of courses required for medical school, with a strong emphasis in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Admission to professional schools for MD, DC, DVM or DO degrees will always be highly competitive, and while a degree with an emphasis in pre-medicine does not guarantee that you will be accepted, our curriculum provides you with the academic support to prepare you to take the MCAT (the Medical College Admission Test), as well as for the challenging environment of medical school. 

Get Involved!

Chances are, the organization you choose to participate in will include a diverse group of people — you’ll be faced with the same situation in the working world! Learning how different people respond and react to certain situations will help you develop your skills in presenting and implementing ideas.

Learn How to Work with a Team!

Knowing how to work well with a team is an essential skill for any career. Being in a student organization teaches you how to do this by putting you in situations where you are required to take advice from others, as well as give your own. You have several opportunities to become an active member or leader of one of our biology organizations.

Student Involvement Opportunities

Tri Beta Honorary Society

Tri Beta National Honorary Society - Dr. Dana Tucker

The Wildlife Society

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club

Para-Medico and Pre-Vet Club - Dr. Anna Oller

UCM Fisheries Society

UCM Fisheries Society - Dr. Aaron Geheber

Program Coordinator

Selene Nikaido, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
WC Morris 315 A
Tel: 660-543-4324
Fax: 660-543-4355

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