Prepare for an in-demand, high-salary career as a medical professional. The University of Central Missouri offers the Biology BS degree, with concentrations in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental Medicine and Pre-Veterinary Medicine, to help you decide if you want to specialize in caring for humans or animals.
Our comprehensive Biology Pre-Med, Pre-Vet or Pre-Dental programs cover core biology studies and provides a pathway for Biology majors who want to become pharmacists, ophthamologists or physician’s assistants or plan to enter into related medical careers.
UCM prepares undergrads for medical school in Missouri and beyond
Our Biology Pre-Med program courses will help prepare you for the eligibility exams for acceptance to medical school. Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental majors are similarly well-prepared for graduate program admission.
Many undergrad research opportunities
New cellular and molecular research labs
Labs conducted by faculty, not GAs
Hengshui University exchange program
Small classes, close faculty interaction
Together, our core Biology courses and Biology Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental program electives ready you for advanced studies in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, dentistry, optometry or chiropractic medicine.
Start with a foundation of core courses in the Biology BS, including cellular and molecular processes, chemistry, physics, mathematics, microbiology and genetics. Then, choose your area of specialization.
Electives allow you to explore different fields in biology while strengthening your grasp of animal and human biological systems. You can choose from topics for Biology Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental majors such as:
Throughout your coursework in UCM’s Biology Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental programs, you’ll master the basics of the scientific method and practice these tools and techniques in lab-based classes.
Hands-on classes, research projects, fieldwork and student support prepare you for medical school in Missouri or another state.
Biology majors have a number of job options. If you want to make a significant contribution to human or animal health, your Biology BS will open up career pathways such as:
Explore your career options for medical school in Missouri and across the United States
Many Biology Pre-Med program graduates pursue advanced degrees. Your studies at the University of Central Missouri prepare you to pass the MCAT entrance exams if you plan to attend medical school.
Use the interactive tool below to explore potential salaries and career pathways with a Bachelor of Science degree focused on Biology Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental programs.
As a Biology major at the University of Central Missouri, you may qualify for university scholarships and awards, including UCM-sponsored Honors College Scholars and McNair Scholarships. You could also explore several other resources for financing your undergraduate education. This can help keep your college costs and student debt low before you start medical school in Missouri or throughout the United States.
You may also be eligible for scholarships specifically for Biology majors, including those studying in Biology Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental programs. These are just a few examples
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Pre-Med, Pre-Vet or Pre-Dental majors can consider increasing the value of a Biology BS by continuing studies and earning a master’s degree from UCM.