Pre-Professional Biology Programs

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The York University Science Department also offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology emphasizing in the following pre-professional concentrations:

Each school of chiropractic has its own specific requirements. It usually requires two, three, or even four years to meet the pre-professional prerequisites for chiropractic colleges. Students planning to go into chiropractic work should work closely with their faculty advisor to insure that all pre-requisites are met.

A dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Biology from York University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic (PCC), located in Davenport, Iowa, is available to qualified students. The dual degree program requires a minimum of 90 semester hours in the three year Pre-Chiropractic program. Upon submission of a timely application which meets all of PCC’s criteria for Admission, a York College student shall be eligible to enroll at PCC. Upon graduation from PCC with a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, York University will award the student a Bachelor of Science degree. Students who successfully complete the dual degree program will be eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies at both PCC and York University.​

Students who are planning a career in dentistry should be familiar with the requirements of the specific professional school of their choice. Typical admissions requirements of schools of dentistry can only be met with at least three years of college work, with a strong preference for a baccalaureate degree. Students can meet admissions requirements with the B.S. in Biology degree plan.

​A student planning to enter medical technology must complete three years of college, a minimum of 90 semester-hours, before admission to the professional program. Such students should enroll in the general liberal arts program. In addition they should complete BIO 154, 312, 314, 324 and CHM 214, 224, 314, and 325, plus three hours of appropriate mathematics. Some of the science courses can be planned for the junior year.

Students should be familiar with the requirements of the desired school of medical technology/allied health. York University offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an concentration in Chemistry or Biology. Students are encouraged to consult closely with their faculty advisor in planning their programs to make sure that all pre-admission requirements are met.