Biology, Pre-medical

Biology, Pre-medical

Bachelor of Science

Students planning to pursue a career in medicine (veterinary, dental, physician assistant and medical schools) will be well prepared with the Pre-Medical concentration. Offering a solid academic foundation through a Christian lens, this program of study will help you prepare for the challenging and dynamic future of medicine.

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  • Dr. Jennifer Chase
  • (208) 467-8892
  • prehealth@nnu.edu
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  • WORK CLOSELY with faculty mentors.
  • OBTAIN practical skills and understanding a variety of medical topics.

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-medical

Students planning to pursue a career in medicine will be well prepared with the Pre-Medical concentration. Offering a solid academic foundation through a Christian lens, this program of study will help you prepare for the challenging and dynamic future of medicine. Take this track to equip yourself to apply to medical, optometry, dental, dental hygiene, veterinary, pharmacy, or physician assistant schools.

Unique features of NNU’s Pre-Medical concentration within the Department of Biology include:

  • Active and personalized advising to assure prerequisites are met
  • An opportunity to participate in a chapter of the pre-medical honor society (Alpha Epsilon Delta)
  • Observation opportunities with local NNU alumni in healthcare
  • Extensive access to cadavers in coursework at the undergraduate level
  • MCAT and med school interview preparation 
  • A unique opportunity with the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) through the Guaranteed Interview Program
  • Ongoing department research projects, giving you opportunities to gain experience beyond course labs

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Preparation

Students interested in pursuing a Pre-Medical concentration at NNU are encouraged to prepare by taking at least two high school courses in laboratory science and three years of high school mathematics. In planning a college program, you should follow the requirements and recommendations of the particular professional schools to which you anticipate applying for admission. NNU pre-medical advisors can assist you in planning your undergraduate coursework.

The Biology major with a Pre-Medical concentration has been specifically designed for matriculation into pre-professional programs. Those programs all require at least 8 credits of general biology, 8 credits of general chemistry, 8 credits of organic chemistry, 8 credits of college physics, and 7 credits of biochemistry. As electives, you might consider additional courses in chemistry, biological science, mathematics, psychology, and sociology. While NNU’s catalog explicitly lists a pre-medical concentration in the Department of Biology, students can also pursue a medical profession with a degree in biochemistry or other fields, if they take the core requirements in the sciences.

Degree Details

Bachelor of Science

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Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

$65,980

Medical and Health Services Managers $76,760
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