Program Overview

Biology majors at NMU receive rigorous training across a breadth of scientific disciplines. This serves as a strong foundation from which students can launch to a diverse array of career opportunities. Pre-professional programs help students to focus their academic program toward a specific professional goal. Declaration of a specific pre-professional interest is not the same thing as declaring a major. Students must still select a major (e.g., Biology with Physiology concentration) in order to complete their bachelor's degree. Students who declare a specific pre-professional interest receive expert advising that helps them to maximize their potential for success as they apply to post-baccalaureate professional schools.

Pre-professional programs that are supported by Biology faculty include:


  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-dental