This option is for the students preparing to apply for admission into a professional school in one of the following areas: allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine optometry, or dentistry. Students interested in biomedical research may also consider this option. The curriculum includes supporting chemistry, physics, and mathematics course work.

What You'll Do

  • Meet with their advisor each semester to assess their progress towards admission to a professional school.
  • Take a core of courses that prepares them in any area of biology.
  • Take rigorous coursework in animal physiology and molecular genetics which are required for most medical schools.
  • Select additional electives in virology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, epidemiology, health physics, and toxicology.
  • Complete 80 hours (for 2 credit hours) of experiential learning, usually shadowing doctors and nurses.
  • Complete additional coursework in organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics to make them competitive for admission to medical schools.
  • Attend classes in the renovated Magill Hall furnished with modern equipment.

What You'll Study

  • BI163 Evolution & Ecology
  • BI283 Genetics
  • CH186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital
  • Landmark Hospital
  • Delta Area Hospital
  • Local medical offices

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Vanderbilt University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Kansas University
  • University of Arkansas


Costs at Southeast