Bachelor of Science in Biology

Concentration in Health Science

With a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with a concentration in Pre-Medicine, graduates can successfully prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Physicians and surgeons have demanding education and training requirements including an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school and anywhere from 3 to 8 years of internship or residency requirements depending on their specialty.

Physicians examine patients, review medical histories, prescribe medications and make decisions concerning diagnostic tests. Other duties include counseling patients as to their healthcare, and treating injuries and diseases. Surgeons operate on patients.

Surgeons and physicians can pursue positions at clinics, hospitals, or in private or group practices. Graduates of the Lourdes University Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with a Pre-Medicine concentration worked closely with their undergraduate advisor and successfully gained entrance to medical school.


You may also choose to apply for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program (EAP) in Medicine or Pharmacy.

The LECOM College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy offers 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.

Learn more about the pre-medicine concentration and the College of Arts and Sciences.