What is Premedical Biology?
The Premedical option contains courses meeting the needs of students interested in biology who wish to pursue health-related careers. This includes students interested in not only medicine, but also in veterinary medicine, dental school, optometry, pharmacy and other allied health professions. Florida Tech recognizes the special attention required by these students. Thus, they have a special academic adviser who has the up-to-date admission requirements, including the appropriate admission testing information.
The acceptance rate for qualified students is excellent. The department offers a related degree program in Molecular Biology and participates in the Biochemistry degree program with the Department of Chemistry. Some students elect to register in dual degree programs.
What Will I Study?
Professional schools require a basic core of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics courses to be taken by all applicants. As an institute of technology, Florida Tech has exceptional programs in each of these areas. The program also includes upper-level courses in physiology, developmental biology, biochemistry and immunology.
Premedical students can select elective courses from a variety of areas, including cell and molecular biology, organismic biology, ecology and several upper-division chemistry courses.
What Courses Will I Take?
Review the core courses online at the University Catalog. In addition to the required program core courses, elective courses can be selected in biology, chemistry, environmental science and oceanography.
What Research Opportunities are Available?
There are many exciting opportunities for Florida Tech Students.
See our research page for more details.
What Can I do With My Degree?
Your degree can be the starting point for a career, or a first step toward graduate education.
Students graduating from the our programs have gone on to study at a number of universities around the country. A few of these include:
- University of Florida
- University of South Alabama
- University of Miami
- University of Texas
- University of South Florida
- Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Johns Hopkins
- Pennsylvania College of Optometry
- East Tennessee State
- Boston University College of Pharmacy