Majoring in Biology serves as excellent preparation for careers in healthcare like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, research, or science education - or you can pursue research in genetics, molecular biology or field biology.
A Pre-Med Program Like No Other
Did you know that MC is the only institution in the country where undergraduate students can take Medical School Board exams?
That's right! Medical school students typically take a board subject exam (also called a "Shelf Exam") written by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) at the end of each medical school course. The scores are scaled to national averages across all medical students taking the exam. Because MC teaches many of our Biology courses at medical school level, the NBME has allowed MC to give those same board exams to our students.
Top NBME Board scores for MC students are above 90th percentile.
These percentiles are relative to medical students upon completion of their courses. For example, MC's top Gross Anatomy Board score last year was 97th percentile - so that means the MC Gross Anatomy student who achieved that score did better than 97% of medical students across the country who just finished their medical school gross anatomy course.
Can you imagine applying to medical school and being able to report to the medical school admissions committee that you have already taken some medical school board exams and did as well or better than medical students?
The Biology Department has a 5000 sq. ft. state of the art Human Cadaver Lab.
As a premed Biology student, you will be able to take a human dissection course that is identical to the Gross Anatomy course that medical students take. You will spend the semester dissecting your own cadaver.
The Biology Pre-med program at Mississippi College is truly like no other in the country.