Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine

For those individuals who are seeking a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry or as a veterinarian, a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine degree creates the necessary educational foundation. While not required, completing a pre-med degree prepares graduates for the medical college admission test (MCAT), optometry admission test (OAT), or dental admission test (DAT) and includes specialized coursework focused on preparing students for success in their graduate studies and professional careers.

Students will explore a range of subjects including sociology, psychology, ethical principles in health care and global health issues. Classroom lectures and lab work provide ample opportunity to study general and organic chemistry as well as the principles of biochemistry. Students of the GCU pre-med program will study genetics, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology including the unique opportunity to study gross anatomy in our own cadaver lab.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) N/A $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) N/A $68,900
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A 95%
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A $13,625
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Life Scientists, All Other
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Clinical Research Coordinators
Natural Sciences Managers
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
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  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

On-campus program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.