Pre-Medical and Other Health Careers

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Students wishing to pursue careers in any of the health professions, including, among others, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, and physician's assistant, select a major in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medical and Other Health Careers. Within this major, courses in Zoology, Microbiology, Research Methods, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math provide undergraduates with the knowledge and skills that are required for them to succeed in the appropriate graduate programs. The strong laboratory components of our science courses are taught by our experienced and well-qualified faculty and provide students with hands-on laboratory and research skills. Many students also choose to participate in individualized research experiences and/or internships to round out their knowledge, experience, and applied skills.

Career Opportunities
Admission into medical, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, or physician's assistant graduate programs, Biomedical Technician, Clinical Laboratory or Research Technician, Drug Information Specialist, Emergency Medical Technician, Environmental Health Specialist, Forensic Scientist/Criminalist, Geriatric Care Manager.

Questions?

Gaining acceptance into a professional school is a daunting, but very achievable, task.  We are here to provide you with information and assistance with academics, career planning, and preparation for the professional school application process.  Please do not hesitate to ask for help...you don't need to do it alone!

If you have general questions about the Premedical program at Kutztown University, please email your questions to the Co-Chairs of the Premedical Committee:
Dr. Dan Aruscavage (
aruscava@kutztown.edu) or Dr. Matthew Stone (stone@kutztown.edu).

Current students are encourage to see Dr. Aruscavage (Boehm 217) or Dr. Matthew Stone (Boehm 114) in person.

Pre-Med Details

Student Learning Outcomes

  • BS in Biology
    1. Students completing the B.S. Biology degree will demonstrate advanced competence in their area of specialization, either organismal biology/ecology, cell biology/microbiology, pre-medical science, or allied health science.

    2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in skills useful in gaining successful employment in biology-related positions or admission to graduate or professional programs.

    3. Students completing the B.S. Biology degree will demonstrate writing skills such that they can effectively convey concepts and information in their discipline.

    4. Students completing the B.S. Biology degree will demonstrate oral communication skills such that they can effectively convey concepts and information in their discipline.

    5. Students completing the B.S. Biology degree will be able to effectively utilize the scientific method.

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