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School of Applied Sciences

Pre-Medical Concentration

Earn a Bachelors degree in Biology with a pre-medical concentration that emphasizes hands-on laboratory instruction and clincial experience through our clincal partners.

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Mount Ida’s Pre-Medical program is a concentration in our Biology major, and is structured for students to take a specific sequence of courses that constitute requirements for most institutions offering a Doctor of Medicine degree.

Through small classes, attentive professors, a collaborative learning environment, and state-of-the-art laboratories, you’ll be prepared to take the next step forward in your chosen career path.

Preparation for the real world.

The Pre-Dental Program at Mount Ida College prepares students to pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at another institution after finishing a biology degree. The students are required to take a specific sequence of courses that constitute requirements for most institutions offering a dental degree. Students interested in the Pre-Dental concentration must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 after their first year of courses at Mount Ida College to continue in this concentration.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the  Pre-Medical Concentration – Biology degree program in our College Catalog.

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Program Requirements - 120-121 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 67 credits- Pre-medical Concentration Courses
  • 36 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 18 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • BI 108- Biology of Organisms
  • BI 205- Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BI 340- Genetics
  • SC 304- Biochemistry
  • SC 312- Organic Chemistry
  • PH 301- Ethics

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Biology faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Barbara Akum

Assistant ProfessorCoordinator of the Pre-med and Pre-pharmacy

As a scientist, researcher, a minority, a first-generation student, who has studied in the United States after coming from another country with another language, Professor Akum brings a unique perspective to both science and the classroom. “I’ve been fortunate to have traveled to so many countries and to have encountered individuals from diverse backgrounds. I am pleased that our classrooms today look so much like the diversity we find in the world. Being able to understand that and relate ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

The Pre-medical concentration prepares students to apply for medical school and pursue careers as

  • Medical doctors
  • Osteopathic physicians
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-2018 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Per Course Fees:

Biology Course with Lab-$80.00

Chemistry Course with Lab-$80.00

Physics Course with Lab-$80.00

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

I love teaching neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, anatomy or any of the fields of natural science. There is so much information and things to learn, that it is impossible to be bored.
Daniel Williams

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Natural & Applied Sciences in the School of Applied Sciences