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.
Introductory Chemistry Lab I
Critical Reading and Writing I
Essentials of Biochemistry with Lab
Critical Reading and Writing II
US Cultural Studies
Introductory Chemistry Lab II
General Inorganic Chemistry
US Structural Studies
Biology Content Category
International Cultures and Structures I
College Physics I
Molecular and Cell Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology Lab
International Cultures and Structures II
College Physics II
Introduction to Psychopathology