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Biology (Pre-Medical/Dental; Pre-Physician Assistant; Pre-Veterinary Medicine) Major

Biology is a rapidly growing scientific field. The Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Grand View University is intended for students interested in post-graduate studies in the allied health field. This program is designed to help students meet the admission requirements for medical, dental, physician assistant, podiatry and veterinary medicine school.

Students engaged in this program will be placed on an academic pathway that prepares them for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and others, such as the Optometry Admission Test (OAT).

Why Grand View?

  • Diverse curriculum that satisfies the admission requirements for medical school and dental school
  • Specialty classes such as immunology, histology, and embryology 
  • Gross anatomy with human cadaver dissections 
  • Research opportunities, with access to state of the art research equipment
  • Expert advising for pre-medical/pre-dental students
  • A vocational seminar that helps students get into medical and dental school
Career Options

Our biology major will prepare you for the following graduate schools:

  • Medical school
  • Dental school
  • Optometry school
  • Forensic science
  • Graduate studies

What Can I Do With This Major?

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Student Testimonials

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“Jori always takes the time to listen to my concerns and help develop a plan of action. She is knowledgeable and loves to share her wisdom. She was recently a student herself so she relates well to students here at GVU.” - Allyssa Angle

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JOBS ARE ON THE RISE

Many biological science specializations are on the rise, due to concerns ranging from health care to climate change. As communication and transportation advances bring the world's people closer together, the scientific community has expanded its efforts to deal with life-threatening diseases. Therefore, many new biology majors study genetics, immunology and endocrinology.

As humans live longer and remain physically active through more of their lives, biology majors can help meet the increased demand for qualified researchers and physicians.

RELEVANT RESEARCH AT GV

Grand View biology students receive academic training with a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory experiences, including opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects.

The actual use of laboratory equipment and the completion of research projects provide students with meaningful and real-life experiences that enhance their future success.

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ELINGS HALL

Elings Hall is home to the instrumentation facility and analytics lab as well as the cadaver lab, which makes Grand View one of the few private colleges of our size to have one. Located at the corner of East Ninth Street and Grandview Avenue, Elings Hall is a two-story building containing general-purpose classrooms, science laboratories, faculty offices, a greenhouse, and two of the three largest lecture halls on campus.

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