Premed Program in Biology
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Bachelor of Science Biology, Premed
The premed program in biology is designed to fulfill the admission requirements for medical or veterinary school while providing in-depth training in the biological sciences. Pre-medical biology students build a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry and biology and take specialized courses in anatomy, microbiology, genetics, physiology, developmental biology and immunology.
Whether you want to explore the mysteries of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, become a leader in cancer research or gain entry into a prestigious medical, veterinary or dental school, Florida Tech offers a premed program in biology that provides a strong biology background. Two biology advising seminars, one of which is specifically designed for pre-med students, help you choose your specialty and outline your course of study.
Gain Practical Experience Through Research
By combining the high-powered research labs usually found only in big universities with the small size of a private college, Florida Tech gives undergraduates in the premed program in biology an opportunity to interact with faculty and become involved in important research projects early in their academic career.
The program is hands-on, with small classes and intensive faculty-student interaction. As a student in the premed program in biology, you have the opportunity to undertake exciting independent or collaborative (with a peer or professor) research in a topic of your choosing. Students also participate in summer research programs at other universities and corporations. Recent research sites include the Life Science Labs at Kennedy Space Center, Midwest Research Institute, the East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Michigan State University.
Build Professional Relationships
Beyond the classroom, premedical biology majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Tri Beta (biological sciences honor society), the Premed Club, student government and over 100 other student organizations. Each of these experiences gives you a way to interact with other students, professors and industry professionals.
Our medical school acceptance rate for qualified graduates is well above the national average – over 75% of students who apply are accepted. Employers also seek out graduates for internships and careers, including Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Epcot, Florida Medical Entomology Lab and Sea World.
Earn an Advanced Degree
After graduating from a premed program in biology at Florida Tech, many of our graduates go on to medical programs at prestigious universities such as Johns Hopkins University College of Medicine, SUNY-Buffalo College of Medicine, Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Florida.
Take advantage of what Florida Tech can offer and imagine how far a world-class premed program in biology will take you.