Medical Biology

Students work with colorful models of the human skull in class A Medical Biology degree prepares you for a career in human medicine, dentistry, biomedical research, biotechnology, or one of the other health professions like physical therapy. It provides a foundation in biology at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and organismal levels. It also provides an introduction to physiology, biochemistry, cellular biology, and genetics. 

The work you do occurs on a campus that bustles with the activity of undergraduates, graduate students and professional students aspiring to work in the sciences and in human and animal medicine. 

You may choose the Medical Sciences track or Pre-Physician's Assistant track: 

The Medical Sciences Track

This is the track for you if you’re a Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Public Health, or Pre-Physical Therapy student, or if you plan to pursue a graduate degree in the biological sciences. The track includes the prerequisite courses required by medical and dental schools and for graduate programs in Physical Therapy (see admission requirements for UNE's DPT program), Occupational Therapy and other health professions programs. 

To learn more about the program and about accelerated versions of this program for pre-medical and pre-dental students, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

The Pre-Physician's Assistant Track

This track provides the prerequisite courses you’ll need to join a Physician Assistant program upon graduation.

To learn more about the program and about an accelerated version of this program, see Curriculum or visit the Catalog.

The Department of Biology also offers a minor in Medical Biology.


Majors in this area may pursue careers such as:

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Occupational / Physical Therapist
  • Medical Researcher
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Drug Development Scientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Medical Editor
  • Instrument Technician

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