Biology, B.S. (Pre-Health Professional Preparation Concentration)

Bachelor of Science

School of Arts & Sciences

A major in one of the sciences is a good choice for students planning to gain entrance into a health professional program upon graduation.  To meet this need, Palm Beach Atlantic University offers the major of Biology: Concentration in Pre-Health Professional Preparation.


“PBA helped me learn how to strive for excellence while also seeking to please the Lord.” Amber Medillin

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Allopathic (M. D.) and Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Physician Assistant

Program Details 

Distinctively PBA 

As a student in the School of Arts & Sciences, you’ll find a rich array of programs—from creative writing and philosophy to mathematics and the sciences—all of which are delivered with a Christian worldview. And you’ll discover opportunities that could include studying marine wildlife in the Galapagos, the Atlantic or the Everglades; interning at a Fortune 500 company; or exploring the ancient architecture of Rome. On any given day as a student in the School of Arts & Sciences you may find yourself:
  • Presenting research at a national psychology conference
  • Analyzing polling data as an intern for a candidate for Congress
  • Studying sea turtles in the Atlantic
  • Participating in exciting educational tripsincluding to the Galapagos or the Everglades.
  • Supporting the computer network for one of West Palm Beach’s Fortune 500 companies
  • Analyzing DNA
  • Publishing a story in PBA’s literary journal Living Waters Review
  • Walking the stages of London’s renowned theatres
  • Enhancing your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations, like the Mathematics Club or the Marine Biology Club

Hands-On Learning

The program provides exciting hands-on labs and other learning opportunities, including field trips to places such as the Everglades, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica. Our students also intern at leading scientific organizations and agencies, some of which include:
  • Max Planck Institute
  • Scrippss Research Institute
  • Loggerhead Marine Life Center
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • MacArthur Beach State Park
  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • South Florida Water Management District

Benefit from Top-Notch Facilites 

You’ll benefit from learning in South Florida, which has an increasing concentration of companies involved in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biochemistry areas, including:

Launching Brighter Futures

PBA’s biology graduates are prepared to excel in a broad range of scientific disciplines. They’ve been accepted at top medical and graduate schools such as:
  • Florida State University Medical School
  • University of Georgia Medical School
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Oxford
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California
And you’ll find them working with impressive organizations including:
  • Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management
  • Florida State Park System
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center
  • Rand Eye Institute
  • Palm Beach Zoo
  • Palm Beach County School District


Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog

Tuition & Fees

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid. 

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