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B I O L O G Y D E P A R T M E N T
Students interested in preparing for admission to medical school should meet frequently with their advisors, beginning with their first semester at New Mexico Tech. Accredited medical schools require a minimum of three years of college work, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. However, most students complete a bachelor's degree before entering medical school.
Students are advised to consult the requirements of individual medical schools in choosing coursework. Upper division courses in New Mexico Tech's curriculum that may aid in medical school preparation include BIOL 311, 341, 351, 352, 355, and 437; CHEM 311, 331, 332, 441, and 442. Most premedical students major in biology, however, any bachelors degree is acceptable. Premedical students should be aware that the Medical College Admissions Test is required for admission to medical school.
Students interested in preparing for admission to veterinary school should meet frequently with their advisors, beginning with their first semester at New Mexico Tech. Schools of medical technology require a minimum of three years of undergraduate study; however, the degreed student has a distinct advantage because of the extra year of preprofessional training. Recommended courses in addition to those described above for the first two years include BIOL 311, 341, 351, 355; and CHEM 311.
A minimum of two years of acceptable college work is required for admission to a college of veterinary medicine. However, most students complete a bachelor's degree before entering veterinary school. Courses to be included in a two-year program should be those described above. Students should add as many additional courses from those listed under the premedical program. A four-year program should include the remaining biology and chemistry courses of the premedical program and be planned to meet the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in biology, chemistry, or basic sciences.
PRE-MED & PRE-VET PROGRAMS