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Bachelor of Science


Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare. Surgeons operate on patients to treat injuries, such as broken bones; diseases, such as cancerous tumors; and deformities, such as cleft palates.



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Program Details

Pre-professional programs prepare students for entry into numerous professional programs. The programs are not majors (i.e., a pre-med or pre-physical therapy major) but rather are tailored courses within existing majors. As students determine their program of interest, faculty work one on one with them to ensure they complete the prerequisite course requirements for their professional program(s) of interest.

Students intending to apply to a graduate medical program would be best prepared by completing a Biochemistry B.S. or a Biology B.S.

Education & Training/Residency

  • Degree: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Education: Typically, a 4 year undergraduate degree (commonly in biology, chemistry, physics, or math), 4 years of medical school and depending on specialty, 3-7 years in internship or residency programs (total of 11-15 years)

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Alumni Graduate School Placements

  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Dakota
  • UW-Madison Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin