Pre-Professional Studies Concentration

The Pre-Professional concentration provides the solid science background needed for admission to professional programs such as medical, dental, veterinarian school, and pharmacy. In addition to coursework, you are strongly encouraged to gain experience in your chosen field through undergraduate research, clinical internships, and volunteer work. 

You can simultaneously complete your senior year of undergraduate study and your first year of podiatric medicine at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM). MCLA counts credits from NYCPM toward the Bachelor of Arts in Biology.


The four foundational courses (BIOL 150, 235, 240, and 245)
Animal Physiology (BIOL 310)
Biochemistry (BIOL 360)
Cell Biology (BIOL 480)
Two seminars (BIOL 101 and BIOL 330)
Introduction to Chemistry I and II (CHEM 150 and 152)
General Physics I and II (PHYS 131 and 132)
Organic Chemistry I and II (CHEM 201 and 202)
Nine credits of upper level elective Biology courses
Introduction to Statistics, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus

Recommended Courses

Calculus (MATH 220), if not taken above
Statistics (MATH 232), if not taken above
Microbiology (BIOL 320)
Two semesters of English
Ethics courses


Please contact Dr. Ann Billetz for more information about this program.