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The College of St. Scholastica

As a student in St. Scholastica’s Pre-Health Professional Program, you will gain an outstanding foundation in the foremost sciences. At the same time, our small class sizes and individual attention will allow you to thrive, grow and gain the confidence you will need to succeed.

Our science faculty have extensive experience as pre-professional advisors — count on their advice. They are there to help you achieve your goals. An anatomy lab using donor bodies enables faculty to thoroughly teach critical anatomy and physiology coursework.

You can choose from one of the following six focus areas:

  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Program graduates gain entry into top-notch graduate schools.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details

Tuition

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Program requirements depend on the student’s major. Students can pursue virtually any major to go along with their pre-professional training, as long as they complete the pre-professional required courses

Here are some classes you may potentially take in preparation for graduate school. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Coursework

BIO 4210 – Advanced Physiology I

First in a two-semester sequence of courses including a semi-quantitative study of functions of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and the circulatory system of humans. Prerequisite: a completed course in Anatomy/Physiology and Pathophysiology.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for these occupations will grow between 21% and 36% by 2020. Those who successfully complete pre-health professional coursework at The College of St. Scholastica are exceptionally equipped for future success in medicine and other allied health fields. Graduates of this program have gone on to attend the University of Minnesota’s Medical School, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pharmacy and School of Dentistry. Graduates also attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, Creighton University, University of Iowa, Des Moines University, Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University and many other outstanding institutions.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your program with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.