Programs > Biology: Health Professions (Pre-med, Pre-dental, Pre-vet)
The B.S. in Biology with a minor in chemistry prepares students for medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and physician assistant graduate studies. Biology students will work with a pre-professional advisor to select the electives best suited for the health professional program of their choice while also providing a well- rounded biology education. The LSSU Biology department is recognized by all health professional schools in Michigan as a top rate biology program. LSSU participates in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's Early Assurance Program. Pre-medical students at LSSU have the opportunity to apply for and gain admission to MSU-CHM during their junior year in college.
Is LSSU a good place to begin training as a veterinarian?
"Our pre-professional advisor knows all the ins and outs of applying to all the professional schools and provides excellent advice for that. Our pre-professional society (the student group for pre-professional students) is very active in ways that helps students enhance their applications to professional schools. We have had a number of our students go on to vet school, last year our two applicants into vet school ended up going to Michigan State University and Purdue. This year of the six students that applied to professional schools, all six got it. But i want to emphasize that it's up to each individual student to gain the experience they need to have the best chance of success in veterinary or any other professional school. Our program helps, but it's up to the individual student. Our small classes, our individualized attention, our academically rigorous programs, our collaborative atmosphere, our senior thesis program all can help you prepare yourself for application to professional schools." -- Gregory Zimmerman, Prof and Dept Head
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The Pre-Professional Society of LSSU
Serving Students Pursuing a Career in the Health Professions
The Mission of the Pre-Professional Society is to aid students in gaining admittance into the health professional school of their choice. Our semi-monthly meetings bring in outside speakers, plan fund raising events, and social activities. Last year the club raised money for "Autism Speaks" and the American Heart Association. Join our Facebook page to receive information on club meetings and events.