Biology B.S. (Pre-Med)

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The B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Med prepares students for admission to medical school upon graduation from Robert Morris. The kind of practical training that will allow them to become an accomplished physician. Students in the pre-med program can also focus on chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.

Graduates go on to work in general medicine, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry. Jobs include doctor, surgeon, chiropractor, veterinarian, and dentist.

Contact Information

Paul Badger, Ph.D.
Department Head & Coordinator, Lab Safety
412-397-4032 phone

Melissa Hillwig, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Pre-Med
412-397-6053 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • BIOL1310 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL1315 Principles of Biology Lab
  • CHEM1210 Chemistry I
  • CHEM1215 Chemistry I Lab
  • CSEN1010 Reading & Writing Strategies
  • MATH1020 Pre-Calculus
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art & Music
  • BIOL1411 Freshman Science Seminar

Freshman Year, Spring

  • BIOL2310 Principles of Biology II
  • BIOL2315 Principles of Biology II Lab
  • CHEM2210 Chemistry II
  • CHEM2215 Chemistry II Lab
  • CSEN1020 Argument and Research
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • MATH2070 Calculus W/Analytic Geom

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • CHEM2320 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM2325 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
  • BIOL2370 Microbiology
  • BIOL2380 Microbiology Laboratory
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking
  • HIST1700 World Civilization I
  • STAT2110 Statistics

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • CHEM2420 Organic Chemistry II 3
  • CHEM2425 Organic Chemistry II 1
  • BIOL3370 Cell & Molecular Biology 3
  • BIOL3375 Cell/Molecular Biology Lab 1
  • PHYS1210 General Physics I 3
  • PHYS1215 General Physics Lab
  • BIOL2570 Zoology
  • BIOL2580 Zoology lab

Junior Year, Fall

  • BIOL3470 Human Genetics
  • BIOL3475 Human Genetics Lab
  • PHYS2210 General Physics II
  • PHYS2215 General Physics II Lab
  • BIOL3110 Advanced Human Anatomy
  • BIOL3115 Advanced Human Anat Lab
  • CHEM3220 Biochemistry
  • CHEM3225 Biochemistry Lab

Junior Year, Spring

  • BIOL3650 Advanced Physiology
  • BIOL3660 Advanced Physiology Lab
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology 
  • BIOL4600 MCAT Prep A
  • BIOL4650 MCAT Prep B
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology

Senior Year, Fall

  • ENVS2500 Ecology Fundamentals 3 
  • ENVS2550 Ecology Fundamentals Lab 1
  • BIOL2470 Botany 3
  • BIOL2480 Botany Lab 1
  • INFS1020 Intro Decision Support System 3
  • CSCM2040 Bus. Professional Comm.

Senior Year, Spring

  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics 3
  • BIOL4700 Senior Thesis/Internship 3
  • ELITXXXX English Literature Elective 3
  • BIOL4000 Neuroscience 3
  • BIOLXXXX Biology Elective 3
  • BIOLXXXX Biology Elective Lab

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Medical Seminar/MCAT Prep
Major Credits
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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