Why Choose Pre-Medicine?
The Pre-Medicine program provides a quality bachelor's degree in biology. Completion of this degree with the recommended courses enhances a student's application to medical school. Students who don't wish to enter medical school can consult with their advisor for alternate career paths.
Get Accepted to Medical School
Being accepted to medical school doesn't come easily. It requires effort, time and careful preparation. To ensure success for our students, Ferris offers a helping hand into medical school. To help students make the best choices for their professional goals, advisors from the Ferris Pre-Medicine advisory committee work closely with students throughout their four years of study. They help with course selection and development of social, personal and professional maturity. They also work with students to match abilities with interests to find the student's most appropriate health-related career path. Furthermore, the low student-faculty ratio at Ferris means that most basic science labs are taught by the science professors themselves.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT/SAT16 composite score, and ACT/SAT16 reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT/SAT16 scores for admission review.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Pre-Medicine program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall and a minimum of 121 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. No grade lower than a 'C-' is acceptable in courses that apply to the major, supporting sciences, and application area of the program. At least 50% of the semester credits applying toward the Biology major must be completed at FSU with a minimum of 30 FSU credits overall. Students may earn only one B.S. degree in Biology from Ferris State University.
LEAD ADVISOR: Dr. Christopher DeFraia
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Kim Ducat
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Jenice Winowiecki
Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Pre-Medicine BS, Biology Requirements - Minimum 121 Credits
Supporting Sciences - 36-40 Credits
Supporting Sciences - Physics
Supporting Sciences - Math
Choose one of the following 2 Math courses:
Additional Program Requirements
Biology Application Area - 5 Credits
additional biology related credits (consult advisor)
Electives to a credit total of: 121 credits (consult with advisor)