Pre-Medicine

Pre-Medicine

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

Students who choose a pre-medicine course of study at the university will find the affordability, faculty oversight and class availability will be advantages as they prepare for the move to medical school. You'll be able to select from a variety of undergraduate majors such as biology, biomedical science, biotechnology or biochemistry. A dedicated adviser will help you choose from courses in physiology, anatomy, endocrinology, immunology, microscopy and microbiology to pair with your core science courses. You'll find ample research opportunities.  An advisory committee will help you prepare for the required entrance exams and interviews and medical school visits.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum heavy on chemistry, physics and biology but balanced with humanities, human development, social sciences, statistics and medical terminology courses.
  • Pre-Medicine Committee interviews pre-medicine students near graduation to offer assessment of preparation for medical school and support and advice on application.
  • Smart classrooms, technology-enhanced lecture halls and advanced laboratories for DNA sequencing and analysis, genetic analysis and histology research in the updated Robert H. Wick Science Building, the center for most pre-professional programs.
  • New anatomy and physiology suite in a remodeled Wick Science Building.
  • Only university to offer immunology course each semester.
  • Students encouraged to seek multiple job shadowing opportunities and to be open to volunteer service related to medicine and health.

Program Distinctions

  • High success rate in admission to professional schools.
  • Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.
  • National Science Foundation grants help provide a full range of instrumentation
  • Emphasis on science and technology that includes completion of $45 million Integrated Science & Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF), $14.5-million addition to Robert H. Wick Science Building and $13.6-million renovation of Brown Hall completed within the past five years.
  • Earth Day Half Marathon draws thousands interested in healthful activity to the campus annually.
  • Health-focused campus activities such as UChoose, Relay for Life and Students for Health.

Student Organizations

  • Chemistry Club
  • Medical Professions Association
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Pre-Med Club
Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 25 years of residential math-science-computer camps for youth
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • $4.8 million HD TV broadcasting renovation
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • Tobacco-free campus since 2012
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Medical doctor
  • Veterinarian
  • Nurse
  • Physician Assistant

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