Major code BS2127
College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences Department
Irvine Hall 107
Matthew White, contact person
Biological Sciences provides a specialized curriculum for students interested in one of the following:
- Physician’s Assistant
- Preveterinary medicine
While no specific major is required by any of these schools, this curriculum provides students with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences, prepares them for their professional school experience, and fulfills course requirements for entry into most schools. Applicants to these schools are required to take one of the following admission tests: Dental Admission Test (DAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Optometry Admission Test (OAT), and either the Veterinary Admission Test (VAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for veterinary school.
Students will be assigned an academic advisor who specializes in the type of professional school he or she is interested in attending. A student should contact the schools of choice and consult both their academic advisor and the department preprofessional advisor for specific course and exam requirements.
No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Change of Program Policy
No selective or limited admission requirements.
External Transfer Admission
No requirement beyond University admission requirements.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The courses in this major will fulfill the admission requirements for either graduate work or for professional school (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician’s assistant,etc.).