About Pre-Professional Programs
Build a strong foundation for your future career in health-related fields
PennWest California can prepare you to succeed as a top healthcare professional. Through the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program, the pre-professional concentration provides an excellent background to pursue a health-related career in areas such as allopathic and osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, podiatry, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry and chiropractic medicine.
After taking core courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, genetics, cell biology and other subjects, biology majors are well-prepared for the challenges of professional school. In addition, PennWest California stands apart from many other schools of our size in offering specialized courses in areas such as pathophysiology, parasitology, immunology, developmental biology and neurology.
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All PennWest California professors who teach in the pre-professional program have received awards for teaching, research or service. Your professors are content experts in their fields: They have all been involved in research and in publishing their findings.
In addition to completing core courses, biology majors focusing on pre-professional programs frequently choose such courses as Evolution, which is a writing component course; Microbiology, followed by Immunology; and Parasitology and Histology, which are not typical offerings at schools the size of PennWest California.