Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Healthcare; 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.
Pre-Med Concentration: Program Highlights
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 U.S. Gain hands-on experience via exciting leadership and service opportunities in and out of the classroom, including independent research projects, research seminars, practice interviews, panel discussions and more.
Work closely with experienced faculty who are both exceptional educators and recognized leaders in their areas of specialty.
Learn ethical leadership
Learn to be an ethical leader in the healthcare profession in a pre-professional program grounded in the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values of the University of Mary.
Career Outlook for Physicians and Surgeons
Physicians and surgeons work in diverse healthcare 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:
Due to continued expansion of healthcare-related industries, employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
In 2016, physicians practicing primary care received a median annual pay of $190,490.
Almost all physicians complete at least 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and, depending on their specialty, 3 to 8 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.
In addition to the Pre-Med concentration, the University of Mary also offers the following pre-professional program concentrations:
- Chiropractic pre-professional concentration
- Dentistry pre-professional concentration
- Optometry pre-professional concentration
- Pharmacy pre-professional concentration
- Physician Assistant pre-professional concentration
- Podiatry pre-professional concentration
- Pre-law professional concentration
- Veterinary Medicine pre-professional concentration
- Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology pre-professional concentration
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.
The Pre-Med concentration at the University of Mary requires the following courses:
- BIO 103, 106, 311
- CHE 111, 112, 217, 318
- MAT 103 (or higher)
- PHY 203, 304
These courses are also strongly recommended:
- BIO 207, 208
- CHE 310
- ENG 302