Up to four renewable grants will be awarded to first-year students majoring in select STEM fields, with a 3.0 GPA or higher, American minority and an Ohio resident.
A pre-medicine major will prepare you for medical school. It combines chemistry, biology and physics courses and is a good plan to follow if you are quite sure about attending medical school. However, upon graduation you will be several courses short of either a biology or chemistry degree. If you then elect not to attend medical school, your employment options are uncertain.
Zac Nobis ’22, a biology major from Bryan, Ohio, is making the most of his Bluffton University experience—both in the classroom and on the football field.
“Being a science major and keeping up with labs means I’m a little busier doing academics, but I love every second of it,” said Nobis.
Courses totaling 70 semester hours are required for the pre-medicine major and are pulled from the chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics majors.
Guildlines to complete the pre-medicine major in four years for students beginning fall 2019 and after.
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Pharmaceutical research
A university endowment funded by Dr. John Kraft, class of 1958, provides a $5,000 loan/grant to a graduating senior who enrolls in and completes one full year of medical school.
This financial support is awarded in the form of a loan that is cancelled upon completion of the first year of medical school. Recipients are chosen by a faculty award selection committee in consultation with the academic dean.
Interested students should contact the pre-med program advisor for more information or to apply for this award.