Pre-medical studies

The Biomedical Sciences major at Marquette is powerful preparation for students planning to study medicine. The opportunity to study distinctively human medical sciences courses at the undergraduate level is exceedingly rare. In fact, the Marquette biomedical sciences curriculum, taught by faculty scientists, is unique.

Students in this program pursue coursework in the anatomical sciences (including gross anatomy), biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and molecular genetics, all taught from a clinical, human perspective.

The coursework provides students with the opportunity to acquire the concepts, principals, facts and terminology fundamental to medicine, and indeed, all healthcare professions and related fields.

The program boasts exceptionally high acceptance rates to medical schools, and tremendous success among graduates competing for medical residencies following medical school. Our graduates have gone on to study medicine at numerous institutions across the nation, including:

  • Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin University-Chicago Medical School
  • Rush Medical College
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Washington University School of Medicine