Biology: Professional Health Sciences Emphasis (B.S.)
Begin your pursuit of a medical degree by learning biology's foundations.
Take the first step toward becoming a medical professional with the Biology: Professional Health Sciences Emphasis degree from UND. Gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed for students interested in medicine or allied medical fields such as dentistry, veterinary medicine or medical research.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Biology with a Professional Health Sciences Emphasis at UND?
This program is designed for students interested in medicine or allied medical fields such as dentistry, veterinary medicine or medical research. Working alongside your advisors, develop the coursework you need to help you achieve your goals.
Whichever track you choose, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in hands-on research, independent studies, internships and other experiential learning opportunities — and prepare for a rewarding career on the front lines of medicine.
You'll work closely with expert faculty on high-level research in state-of-the-art facilities. And you'll prepare for a dynamic career on the front lines of medicine and some of today's most urgent challenges.
Leaders in Healthcare
Together, with experienced educators, gain the knowledge needed to shape the future of health care.
Opportunity to take coursework or gain research experience from University of North Dakota Medical School faculty.
Numerous undergrad research opportunities to enhance your med school application and deepen your knowledge.
Work in state-of-the-art facilities including three greenhouses, animal rooms for terrestrial and aquatic organisms, tissue culture facilities, a biology core molecular facility and three field stations.
Participate in internships or experiential learning supported by local and national programs such as the McNair and REFUNDU programs, the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) and the National Institutes of Health Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NIH-SURF).
Many of our professional health sciences graduates continue their education in graduate and medical school. An undergraduate degree in biology with a professional health sciences emphasis prepares you for a wide range of rewarding medical careers, including:
- Academic teaching and research
- Government research
- Health sciences
- Physical Therapy
- Veterinary medicine
- Genetic Counseling
Professional Health Sciences Courses