Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Health Care; Sciences; Biology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Pre-Med Concentration Overview

Gain valuable preparation for admission to medical school and other health-related professional schools in the Pre-Med program concentration at the University of Mary.

With a strong focus in biology and the sciences, the Pre-Med concentration is designed for students who are considering careers as physicians, surgeons, and other medical professions. The Pre-Med concentration consists of 10 courses and can be taken within any major at the University of Mary.

Program Highlights

  1. Prepare for medical school

    Prepare for admission to medical school while earning your bachelor’s degree at one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. Gain hands-on experience from exciting leadership and service opportunities in and out of the classroom, including independent research projects, research seminars, practice interviews, panel discussions and more. 

  2. Exceptional educators

    Work closely with experienced faculty who are both exceptional educators and recognized leaders in their areas of specialty.

  3. Learn ethical leadership

    Learn to be an ethical leader in the health care profession in a pre-professional program grounded in the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values of the University of Mary.


Career Outlook for Physicians and Surgeons

Physicians and surgeons work in diverse health care settings, including hospitals, clinics, and private offices. While these medical professionals must complete demanding education and training requirements, their wages are among the highest for all occupations, and strong job growth is expected:

7% Growth

Due to continued expansion of health care-related industries, employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

High wages

In 2020, wages for physicians and surgeons are among the highest of all occupations, with a median wage equal to or greater than $208,000 per year.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Education Requirements

Almost all physicians complete at least four years of undergraduate schoolfour years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, three to eight years in internship and residency programs.

Because admission requirements vary with different professional schools, students are urged to contact the professional school they wish to attend to assure that they have taken all of the prerequisite classes to meet program requirements.

For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


In addition to the Pre-Med concentration, the University of Mary also offers the following pre-professional program concentrations:

The University of Mary offers several options for achieving your bachelor’s degree. In addition to a wide selection of undergraduate programs available at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, we also offer selected programs online and through convenient evening classes that meet one night per week.