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Biological Sciences Pre-Professional Programs

These programs allow students to meet the entrance requirements for professional schools

These are are recommended programs of study to fulfill the prerequisites of professional schools, not degree programs. Students wishing to pursue these programs must fulfill the requirements of an appropriate concentration area to receive a B.S. degree in Biology. Students are encouraged to work closely with an academic advisor within their department.


Pre Professional Program

ESU offers a variety of programs that prepare students for dental school. The specific curriculum will be dependent upon the schools of dentistry to which the students may wish to apply.


Pre Professional Program

This program prepares students for optometry school. All students must contact the optometry school of their choice before applying to have the latest prerequisites. Most optometry schools recommend a major in one of the sciences. A major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or a major in Biology with a concentration in Healthcare are recommended.


Pre Professional Program

Pre-medical students are advised to select a major that best matches their interests and fulfills the entrance requirements for medical school. In addition to a strong GPA in the program of study, students must score well on the nationally administered Medical College Admissions Test.

Pre-Physical Therapy (Biology)

Pre Professional Program

The physical therapy professional (clinical) training programs at KUMC and WSU are both Doctor of Physical Therapy degree programs. A student must have a bachelor’s degree for admission. Therefore, a student interested in applying to these programs should pursue requirements for a degree at ESU as well as pre-physical therapy course requirements. Students are encouraged to choose a major in Biology with a concentration in Healthcare. The courses are required for admission to professional physical therapy programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and Wichita State University (WSU).


Pre Professional Program

This pre-professional program prepares students for application to veterinary school.

Pre-Medical Technology

Pre Professional Program

Students interested in careers in medical technology or clinical laboratory science are advised to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Microbial and Cellular Biology or Healthcare. After completing the requirements for this degree the student must apply for admission to an AMA accredited School for clinical training.