Maybe you’ve always dreamed of becoming a doctor and helping others. Or you’re planning to take over the family veterinary practice. No matter which advanced field of study you’re interested in, Michigan Tech’s biological sciences degree with a pre-professional health concentration can give you the foundation needed to succeed.
But we don’t just stop at your bachelor’s. Michigan Tech is part of Wayne State University’s MedStart, a program that awards two incoming first-year students guaranteed admission to Wayne State’s School of Medicine upon successful completion of their studies at Michigan Tech. Pretty crazy, right?
Choose your Focus
Pre-health options include:
- Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistantship
- Pre-Podiatric Medicine
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
- Sports Medicine
What You Need to Know About This Program
- Our graduates have over a 70 percent placement rate to medical school—the national average is 47 percent. Students in our other pre-professional programs have a 70+ percent placement rate to professional school as well.
- We offer a strong science preparation along with numerous relevant non-science courses to provide a well-rounded curriculum for students planning to enter the health professions.
- Biological sciences, chemistry, and biomedical engineering are excellent majors to choose if you have an interest in the health professions—though students can be accepted through the study of any curriculum.
- In addition to the MedStart Program at Wayne State University, Michigan Tech has a partnership for early entrance with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for college juniors.
- Michigan Tech has traditionally provided the highest number of Upper Peninsula physicians of any undergraduate institution.
- You can get free help on your assignments or work for the Biological Sciences Learning Center.
Our pre-health faculty members maintain strong ties with our graduates. Several alumni who are in medical school return each year to meet with current pre-med students and to offer their advice. Pre-health knowledge is contagious!