Program Highlights

Although professional schools vary in their philosophies and requirements for admission, they all emphasize the importance of a diverse education. In addition to a strong foundation in science and mathematics, Pre-Professional students should develop strong communication skills and a solid background in social sciences, arts, and humanities. In our experience, quality and breadth of the undergraduate experience are more important to future success than developing narrow specialization in science at this stage in your education.

Students in this program are encouraged to gain research experience by collaborating with biology faculty on a research project. Both the Traditional Track and Molecular and Cell Biology Track provide excellent preparation for medical school curricula. The Pre-Professional advising sheets list specific coursework and provide other important advice for students with Pre-Professional interests.

Sample Plan of Study

This plan of study shows the types of courses you might take as a student in this major. This is presented simply to provide a realistic preview of your coursework. Once you enroll at Millikin, a faculty advisor will guide you through the process of selecting courses that will help you graduate on-time from Millikin. While this sample demonstrates a plan of study that covers eight semesters, each student’s academic path is unique and your timeline may look different.

Sample Plan of Study
Semester 1 Ecology and Evolution with Lab
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry Lab I
University Seminar
Critical Reading and Writing I
Semester 2 Diversity of Life with Lab
Essentials of Biochemistry with Lab
Critical Reading and Writing II
Introductory Psychology
Elective
Semester 3 Anatomy and Physiology I
Public Speaking
College Algebra
Lifespan Development
US Cultural Studies
Semester 4 Anatomy and Physiology II
Introductory Chemistry Lab II
General Inorganic Chemistry
US Structural Studies
Elective
Semester 5 Genetics
Biology Content Category
International Cultures and Structures I
Global Studies
College Physics I
Semester 6 Statistical Analysis/Bio Data
Molecular and Cell Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology Lab
International Cultures and Structures II
College Physics II
Semester 7 Biology Content Category
Senior Seminar
Kinesiology
Medical Terminology
Elective
Semester 8 Senior Seminar
Literature
Introduction to Psychopathology
Elective
Fine Arts

 

Pre-Professional Program - Pre-Chiropractic