The Biology/Pre-Medical emphasis major is designed to provide students interested in medical school, graduate school, or other health professions with the rigorous scientific background necessary to prepare them for entrance into their chosen field, combined with a strong grounding in bioethics and a liberal arts education from a Christian viewpoint.

Pre-Medical Students

Students in the Biology/Pre-Medical program should be aware of unique opportunities for conferences, internships, and experiences associated with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on Trinity’s campus, as well as the MA in Bioethics Dual Degree through Trinity Graduate School.

Major requirements total a minimum of 55 hours. This includes 25 hours in the required Biology courses, 23 hours in supporting courses, 6 hours of Bioethics courses, and 1 hour professional experience.

Required Courses for General Education
BIO 111General Biology4
CH 111General Chemistry I4
MA 121Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Required Biology Courses
Core:
BIO 112Biology: Plant and Animal Kingdoms4
BIO 310Microbiology4
BIO 340Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 341Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 410Biology Seminar1
BIO 420Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 430Developmental Biology4
Required Supporting Courses:
CH 112General Chemistry II4
CH 211Organic Chemistry I4
CH 212Organic Chemistry II4
CH 320Biochemistry3
PHY 111General Physics I4
PHY 112General Physics II4
Required Bioethics Courses:
BE 474XIntroduction to Bioethics3
or BE 476X Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
BE 475XTopics in Bioethics:3
or BE 477X Undergraduate National Conference
Required Professional Experience:
Select one of the following:1
Scientific Applications Professional Experience
Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
Undergraduate Research
Scientific Applications Professional Experience
Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
Undergraduate Research
Electives (highly recommended additional courses)
Genetics
Immunology
Immunology Case Studies Laboratory
Total Hours67