Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry or Biological Chemistry (Pre-Medical Track)
Physicians diagnose and treat patients and aim to bring health and restoration to people’s bodies. Our Pre-Med program is designed to help students succeed in gaining acceptance to medical school after graduating from Evangel. We have an excellent track record: Since the early 1990s, 92 percent of Evangel University’s medical school applicants have been admitted to medical school if their GPA was at least 3.5 and their medical school entrance exam score was average or better (25+).
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Our pre-med curriculum is tailored to provide the knowledge that students need for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and medical school. Most pre-med students choose a major in biology, biological chemistry, or chemistry. The rigors demanded by courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics challenge the students to successfully prepare for their future careers. This curriculum integrates research at several levels, culminating in a mentored research project either on or off-campus. We also assist our students to arrange for physician shadowing, volunteering and medical internships to gain valuable insights into the benefits and challenges of a career in healthcare.
In the past decade, EU graduates have attended many medical schools. A partial list of those schools includes the following: AT Still, Creighton University, Des Moines University, George Washington University, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Loma Linda University, Penn State University, University of Indiana, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of West Virginia, Western University Health Sciences and Wright State University.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Microbiology||Study of microorganisms and their growth and control. Emphasis on bacteria of medical importance, aseptic lab procedures, and care in the medical environment.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I||Introduction to the study of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the roles of homeostasis and pathology and their interactions. Intended for students interested in health-related careers, such as medicine, dentistry, physician's assistant, and physical therapy.|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology II||Second half of the introductory course in human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the roles of homeostasis and pathology and their interactions.|
|Molecular and Classical Genetics||Genetics topics that were covered broadly in general biology are studied in depth. Emphasis is placed on linking classical transmission genetics, molecular genetics, human genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics.|
|Biochemistry||Chemistry related to life processes in plants and animals, including enzymes and metabolism as well as carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid chemistry.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Professor of biology Dr. Michael Tenneson has a passion for teaching and mentoring students who aspire to the enter the field of science. He was raised in Napa, California, and recognized early on that he had a special appreciation for the animals he cared for on his family’s small farm. He holds post-graduate degrees in […] read more
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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