Biology, B.S. – Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Veterinarian

Prepare for a career in the health professions with a degree from USJ

The B.S. in Biology – Pre-med/pre-dental/pre-veterinarian plan of study is designed for students who aspire to apply to professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, veterinary science, optometry, physical therapy, and chiropractic medicine.

Our rigorous curriculum prepares students with a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, and math that is necessary for success in these professional fields. Students will also have the opportunity to choose electives that align with their interests and broadly prepare them in the area of biological science. In addition, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through research and internships.

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Please use these academic maps as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.

Support Your Journey

The Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) supports students throughout their journey to a health professions career. 

To become a competitive applicant for graduate programs in the health and biomedical sciences, you’ll need to take the right required courses, tests, and engage in experiential learning. As an undergraduate or graduate student at USJ, you can work with the Committee for:

  • Academic and career advising
  • Developing a plan of study to complete any pre-requisites for health professions programs
  • Guidance on the application process
  • Interviews with Committee members
  • Information on review courses for standardized tests
  • Obtaining committee letters
  • Finding events to connect you with health professionals and a wide range of career options

Learn more here:

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3+3 B.S. in Biology to Pharm.D.
4+2 B.S. in Biology to Master’s of Occupational Therapy
4+3 B.S. in Biology to Doctor of Physical Therapy


Irene K. Reed, Ph.D. 
Professor of Biology
Biology Department Chair
Phone: 860.231.5768
Email: [email protected] 

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