Prepare for Your Doctoral Program with MACU's Biology - Pre-Med Track

Biology - Pre-Med

The biology program at MACU provides students with a strong foundation to enter multiple science careers; STEM graduate schools and professional health science programs. In addition to classroom and laboratory teaching modules, MACU provides abundant opportunities for faculty-to-student mentorships, peer-to-peer collaborative learning, and critical thinking opportunities related to science research protocol.

MACU holds a 3+1 Pre-doctoral Program articulation agreement with Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences. This articulation agreement is subject to change; therefore, check with the School of Science and the destination college or university to verify that you meet all necessary requirements in order to create a smooth transition.

What Will You Learn in Our Biology Degree Program?

Pursuing a biology degree from MACU means receiving the necessary training to meet your career goals and answer your God-given calling. We desire to provide you with a strong foundation of coursework and hands-on laboratory experience to prepare you for your future as a science professional.

Some of the foundational classes you'll take include zoology, human anatomy, physics, statistics and chemistry. As you progress in the degree program, your major classes will expand to meet your growing knowledge base with courses like genetics, plant anatomy and taxonomy, histology and cell biology. This diverse coursework will pave the way to your future in professional laboratory work or prepare you to pursue a graduate program in fields such as medicine, immunology, cell and molecular biology, toxicology or veterinary science. 

Why Choose MACU?

Mid-America Christian University is dedicated to providing students with an education that is Christ-centered, credible and cost-effective. We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to pursuing your biology degree, but MACU provides a unique college experience with small classroom sizes, experienced professors and a rich campus environment for both resident and commuting students. While learning from real-world biology experts who have seen success in their own careers, you will also grow spiritually through weekly chapel services, small groups, student-led devotion sessions, campus clubs and more. 

Course List

Major Requirements
BIOL 1214 Biology I
BIOL 1314 Biology II
BIOL 2114 General Zoology
BIOL 2214 General Botany
BIOL 2314 Anatomy and Physiology I and
BIOL 2324 Anatomy and Physiology II OR
BIOL 3114 Human Anatomy and
BIOL 3214 Human Physiology
BIOL 3305 Microbiology
BIOL 4501 Biology Research
CHEM 1105 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1205 General Chemistry II
CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3102 Organic Chemistry I Lab
MATH 2114 Calculus 1 OR
MATH 4113 Mathematical Modeling
MATH 3703 Introduction to Statistics
PHYS 1134 General Physics I (with Lab) or
PHYS 2104 Physics I (with Lab)

Biology Major Electives (14-15 hrs.) 
Choose 14-15 hours of biology electives from this list. 

BIOL 1013 Medical Terminology
BIOL 3154 Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 3254 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 3334 Cell Biology
BIOL 3354 Genetics
BIOL 3363 Evolution
BIOL 3404 Ecology
BIOL 4024 Limnology
BIOL 4124 Histology
BIOL 4144 Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 4213 History of Science
BIOL 4264 Mammalogy
BIOL 4314 Embryology
BIOL 4334 Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 4413 Virology
BIOL 4774 Parasitology
BIOL 4901 Special Topics in Biology
CHEM 2104 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3123 Principles of Biochemistry
CHEM 3203 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3202 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 3354 Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 3504 Physical Chemistry I
CHEM 3514 Physical Chemistry II
CHEM 4654 Inorganic Chemistry

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