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The Pittsburg State University pre-medical / pre-dental / pre-veterinary / pre-optometry program allows students to pursue interests in pre-medicine (prepare for entry into medical, osteopathic, optometry, veterinary, and dental schools or graduate medical research programs).

The Biology Department has excellent facilities and faculty for the preparation of students interested in professional health and laboratory science careers. Competition for entry into health-related professional schools is keen. A student must expect to have an outstanding academic record to gain admission to a professional school. PSU students have been successful at gaining entrance to professional schools and excel in the programs.

Students in any area of pre-med, health, and laboratory science options can earn the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

The PSU Health Professions Handbook is also available for further information on health professions, including general information, application information, and a pre-med overview.

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including:

  • pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry)
  • pre-physical therapy
  • medical technology
  • pre-physicians assistant
  • cell and molecular biology
  • wildlife biology
  • fisheries and aquatic sciences
  • botany
  • ecology
  • secondary education

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate (masters) division. Biology Department has 15 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State and the department, but most importantly, to our students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and in professional service.

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