Pre-Medical, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Dental

Pre-med, pre-vet, pre-dental, and pre-pharmacy are not majors, but career paths. A major in biology with some carefully selected electives will prepare students well for admission into any of these postgraduate professional programs.

Prospective students should check the requirements for admission to their desired postgraduate program. Almost all programs will require a full year of general biology, a full year of chemistry, a full year of organic chemistry, and a full year of physics. Many programs also require some combination of courses in psychology, calculus, English, and/or biochemistry. The biology major at Fontbonne is a perfect match for these requirements.

Because the biology major is flexible, allowing students to choose electives that fit their interests, we have put together a list of the requirements and recommended electives for students planning to pursue postgraduate professional medical schools. In the event that a student decides not to attend one of these schools, he or she would still graduate from Fontbonne with a B.S. in biology.

Graduate Successes

Students that have completed their undergraduate degree at Fontbonne with the plan to pursue a career in health or medical professions have been accepted to and attended:

  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • St. Louis University Medical School
  • University of Missouri – Columbia veterinary program
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

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