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Pre-Med program

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Pursue Your Pre-Med Degree at Pittsburgh's Only Downtown University

Point Park University in Downtown Pittsburgh offers a Bachelor of Science degree in premedical and preprofessional studies that allows students to position themselves for successful matriculation into professional schools of their choice.

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The pre-med major builds upon the University's long-standing biological sciences degree programs. Accepted pre-med studies students receive targeted guidance, including hands-on preparation for the MCAT/GRE and similar exams, from experienced faculty who take a personal interest in each and every student.

Courses and MCAT Review for Pre-Med Majors

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the pre-med major. Some of the courses in the program include:

  • Immunology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Biochemistry
  • Public Health
  • Advances in Nutrition
  • Drug Discovery
  • MCAT Review I and II

For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the program guide and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions

Opportunities for Point Park's Pre-Med Graduates

Graduates of this rigorous pre-med program are well-situated to pursue the following opportunities:

  • Graduate school
  • Medical school
  • Pharmacy school
  • Dental school
  • Other graduate programs

Affiliation with LECOM

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A select group of entering freshmen at Point Park can now begin a formal path toward a professional career in medicine by pursuing Point Park's Bachelor of Science degree in premedical and preprofessional studies and being accepted into the University's LECOM affiliate program.

This exclusive program will admit up to five students a year for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree path and up to five students a year for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree path. 

Learn more about Point Park's affiliation with LECOM.

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