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Biology (BS) Pre-Medical

The Biology (BS) Pre-Professional specialization allows students the flexibility to apply to graduate programs in the professional field of their choice. The Pre-Medical program, a track within this specialization, prepares students to apply for medical school following graduation. An accelerated three-year option is also available for this program.

Where are Our Pre-Medical Graduates? (Since 2008)

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • American University of Antigua
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Northwestern University
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus)
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • St. George’s University, Grenada
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • UCF College of Medicine
  • University of Health Sciences Antigua
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • University of Rochester

Biology (BS) Pre-Medical Course Offerings

In addition to its required courses, Barry’s Biology (BS) Pre-Medical program offers a variety of elective courses for its majors, including but not limited to:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Neurobiology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Parasitology
  • Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Immunology

For full course descriptions, visit https://www.barry.edu/biology/about/course-descriptions.html

Student Organizations

Students in the Biology (BS) Pre-Medical program have the opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom by joining Barry’s American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS), Tri-Beta Honor Society and many other biology-related student organizations.

For a full listing of biology-related student organizations at Barry, visit https://www.barry.edu/biology/about/student-organizations.html

Program Overview: Pre-Professional Specialization

This major requires a minimum of 40 credits including Biology 104, 112, 216, 341 and at least one course from each of the following core areas:

  • Growth and Development (Human or Comparative Anatomy)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (Cell Biology or Microbiology)
  • Physiological and Biochemical Principles (Human or Comparative Physiology)
  • Environmental Biology (Ecology or Marine Biology or Environmental Science)
  • Biological Theory (Evolution or Seminar or Virology)

Students must also fulfill the following non-biological requirements:

  • Chemistry (16 semester hours)
  • Calculus (Note prerequisites)
  • Physics (8 semester hours)
  • Theology or Philosophy (Bioethics or Environmental Ethics)

Note: Students planning to teach at the secondary level should add Biology 476.

For a full listing of requirements, including course numbers, visit https://www.barry.edu/undergraduate-catalog/

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