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A Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biology is the perfect degree for those interested in preparing for medical or dental school, veterinary medicine or graduate studies in various biological sciences. Biological scientists focus on the study of living organisms and their relationship with the environment.

Many Bachelor of Science in Biology graduates successfully gain entrance into master’s and doctoral level programs. Biology majors can choose a pre-professional concentration as part of their studies. The concentrations include pre-dental, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant or pre-veterinary science.

Biology majors can also opt to minor in health and wellness. The health science courses are designed to promote the development of health, wellness, physical fitness and the complete integration of body, mind and spirit.


Lourdes University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Curriculum Partnership

This program allows Lourdes biology majors to apply for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program (EAP) in three graduate tracks: Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.

The LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy and School of Dental Medicine offer an Early Acceptance Program that allows qualified Lourdes students to hold a provisional reserved seat at one of LECOM’s professional schools upon successful completion of an interview. Students can then pursue successful completion of their required undergraduate coursework at Lourdes University. Students must attain a Cumulative Science GPA of 3.2 or higher and a Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher while at Lourdes University. AP credits may be used to fulfill the credit requirements only if a score of 4 or 5 was achieved. Students must also meet any additional requirements depending on the LECOM track chosen – Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy.

Application to the LECOM EAP can occur as early as the senior year in high school and until the start of their third year at Lourdes University, depending upon the program and track desired. Students must be officially enrolled in the EAP for the two consecutive years prior to matriculation to LECOM.

Those interested in the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Early Acceptance Program, can contact Lourdes University or call 419-885-5291.

Learn more about the biology major and the College of Arts and Sciences.


Maranda Armstead

Maranda Armstead, Honors Biology major and current Junior, is our first student to gain acceptance to the Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program in Erie, Pennsylvania.