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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | PRE-MEDICINE

Overview | Pre-Medicine

Perhaps your long-term interest is to become a medical doctor, and you are looking for a program that provides a solid foundation in the sciences, taught from a Christian perspective. Maranatha Baptist University’s Pre-Medicine program prepares undergraduate students to enter medical school. The pre-medicine degree includes all of the required course prerequisites necessary to be considered for acceptance into an MD program.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehensively explain concepts and issues in biology.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to design experiments to test original hypotheses using appropriate laboratory or field procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply science and mathematics in the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to present scientific research and critical analysis in oral presentations and technical writing.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use scientific knowledge to declare the glory of the Creator as revealed in the Bible and His creation.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to function as a servant leader in a team environment.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

General Biology 1 (4)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
General Biology 2 (4)
General Chemistry 2 (4)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

hristian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Modern Creationary Thought (3)
Humanities Elective* (3)
Probability and Statistics (3)
Technical Writing (3)

Total Credits: 15

*Students planning to go to medical school should choose General Psychology and Intro. to Sociology

Semester 2

Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
Microbiology (4)
Calculus 1 (5)
Baptist Heritage (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Biochemistry 1 (4)
General Physics 1 (4)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Biochemistry 2 (4)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
General Physics 2 (4)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 1

Cell and Molecular Biology 1 (3)
Literature Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Genetics (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Cell and Molecular Biology 2 (3)
Humanities Elective* (3)
Open Elective (4)
Apologetics (2)
Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Alumni Spotlight

Brian Lundquist (’14)
Several months before graduating from Maranatha, Brian Lundquist (’14) was accepted into the Physician Assistant program at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Boston. “The science courses at Maranatha have provided a solid foundation for me to build upon as I pursue higher education in the medical field,” said Lundquist. “The exceptional instruction I received in the Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics Research courses has allowed me to better grasp the material I am studying currently and obtain success on a graduate level.” Lundquist plans to become a fully licensed Physician Assistant, which will allow him to “diagnose and treat illnesses, prescribe medications, perform surgeries, and provide general care” for patients.

Related Majors

Biochemistry
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physician Assistant

Related Minors

Biology
Mathematics

Potential Career Fields

Doctor
Physician assistant
Physical therapist
Veterinarian
Dentist

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Mr. Phil Price

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
Credentials
MAT Teaching Mathematics, University of Idaho
BS Mathematics Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Dr. Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor
Credentials
PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

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