Earn your degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine Therapy at Holy Family University

Biology/Pre-Medicine, B.A.

The Biology/Pre-Medicine degree provides excellent preparation in the natural sciences and supporting non-science courses, providing students with a competitive edge as they apply for postgraduate professional schools or pursue a related career in health care or the sciences.

Program Overview

  • Pre-Professional Program

Medicine is a multifaceted career that allows an individual to pursue a variety of options. Some career choices include those in the fields of allied health or integrative medicine, allopathic or osteopathic medicine, chiropractic practices, optometry, podiatric medicine, medical administration, public health, mental health, environmental health, scientific research, and teaching.


Program Details

The Pre-Medicine track includes targeted classes in the social and behavioral sciences to prepare students for the Psychological, Social, and Biological Founda¬≠tions of Behavior Section of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). In 2015, the AAMC released a new version of the MCAT exam that eliminated the writing component and placed a stronger emphasis on biochemistry. 

There is also now a new section dealing with Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior. In response to these changes, the Pre-Medical program at Holy Family now includes two semesters of Biochemistry, a required semester of Psychology, and the option to take another social science course.

Career Paths

This program prepares students for careers in the health professions by providing the knowledge of fundamental concepts in the biological, biochemical, chemical, physical, and social and behavioral sciences. The curriculum incorporates the core set of prerequisite courses required by most medical programs with additional courses recommended by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

Career paths for those earning a degree in Biology (Pre-Medicine) include:

  • Dentistry
  • Environmental health specialist
  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician assistant
  • Veterinary medicine 


Internships Employment

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work

  • Academy Injury and Health
  • Centra State Medical
  • Charles River Labs
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Churchville Nature Center
  • Comprehensive Dental Care
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Drexel Community, Family and Preventive Health
  • Drexel University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Elizabeth Carroll
  • Esco Techologies
  • Fels Institute for Cancer Research
  • Fitchett Chiropractic Center
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Genesis Biotech Group
  • Glen Foerd
  • I.Rice
  • IC Laser Eye Care PC
  • InReach
  • Jefferson-Frankford Hospital
  • Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital
  • Jefferson University Hospital-Urogynecology and Female Medicine
  • Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center
  • Mercer County Wildlife Center
  • Montgomery County Rehab & Sports Therapy
  • NovaCare
  • Pathways to Housing PA
  • Peninsula Physical Therapy LLC
  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Penndel Middletown EMS
  • Pennypack Environmental Center
  • Petroski Physiotherapy and Performance
  • Specialty Assays
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Suburban Testing Labs
  • Temple Fels Institute
  • Temple Medical Research Center
  • Temple Shriner's Hospital
  • Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, CDB
  • Wuxi Advanced Therapies

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

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