Pre-Profession Studies

Pre-med major in lab

Pre-Medical Studies

In the last two years, 65% of Shawnee State’s pre-med graduates ended up attending either medical, veterinarian, or some other professional school. Of the remaining graduates: 18% entered directly into the workforce, 6% went to graduate school, and a further 6% pursued a second baccalaureate program.

If you are interested in pursuing a professional degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, optometry, or other medically related areas, our Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biomedical sciences track will help get you there.

Our degree program contains upper-level anatomy and microbiology courses which are medically focused. Among these are a cadaver based Advanced Human Anatomy course, a Diagnostic Microbiology class, Neuroanatomy, and Immunology.

Pre-medical students from Shawnee State have gone on to become:

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Veterinarians
  • Biomedical Researchers

If you have any questions about our pre-med program, or medical school requirements, please feel free to email Dr. Eugene Burns: eburns@shawnee.edu, Professor of Biology.

We invite you to learn more about our program's requirements by visiting the BS Biology (Biomedical sciences) page.

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Organic chemistry lab

Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Shawnee State has an excellent track record of sending its graduates to pharmacy school. During spring 2017, five of our students were admitted to pharmacy schools. Two were admitted to Ohio State, two to Marshall University, and one to the University of Cincinnati.

If you plan to apply for admission to pharmacy school you are strongly encouraged to declare our BS Chemistry degree program. This will provide you with a strong set of math and science coursework to prepare you well for pharmacy school. In addition, there are plenty of free elective hours that allows you to pursue coursework in biology, a second major, or one or more minors.

Students pursuing our Chemistry program have been successfully admitted to pharmacy schools such as:

  • Marshall University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Charleston

If you have any questions about our pre-pharmacy curriculum, or pharmacy school requirements, please feel free to email Dr. Derek Jones, djones@shawnee.edu, Associate Professor of Chemistry.

We invite you to learn more about our program's requirements by visiting the BS Chemistry page.

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Flowchart of Suggested Pre-Pharmacy Courses

Suggested Pre-Pharmacy Courses at Shawnee State University

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Marshall University School of Pharmacy

We have a Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) with Marshall University School of Pharmacy guaranteeing preferential consideration to students who meet certain requirements while at Shawnee State. Please read the document, and ask your adviser if you have any questions.

Natural Sciences

Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Andy Napper, Chairperson
Sharon Messer, Secretary

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Fax: (740) 351-3815

smesser@shawnee.edu or
science@shawnee.edu

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