Undergraduate Studies

The most important step in getting into a good medical school is going to the right University.

Immaculata University Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Pre-Med Minor prepares you to enter medical school. Your faculty advisor will work closely to:

  • Schedule prerequisite courses required by medical school
  • Prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Apply to medical school


Medical School Basic Prerequisites

  • 12 credits of Biology – Including Genetics
  • 16 credits of Chemistry – Including Biochemistry & Organic Chemistry
  • 8 credits of Physics
  • 6-8 credits Calculus and/or Statistics
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours is required in areas of humanities ( History, Foreign Language, Philosophy, Arts, etc), social science (Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, etc.)  and behavioral science (Psychology, etc.).
  • 6 credits of English composition and literature


Your Educational Future

A sampling of the medical schools admitting Immaculata University Alumni:

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American University of Antigua Medical School
  • St. George’s University
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Student Research

As a pre-med concentration at Immaculata University you will have hands-on experiences and mentoring from PhD level faculty. You can join our faculty in their research on Protein complex Yaf9, The evolution of nutrient uptake pathways in the human pathogen Candida glabrata;  Ecological aspects of Herbivory on Photosynthesis and Plant growth.

Students can also develop their own research project based on their interests and receive mentoring and guidance from one of our faculty. Close interaction between students and faculty is critical to stand out in your medical school application.

View recent student and faculty research.

An undergraduate education at Immaculata University is a perfect foundation for osteopathic medicine’s core philosophy of treating patients as full beings, not just collections of parts and symptoms. Communication, humanities, social and natural sciences provide context for the practice of medicine across all specialties.

Dr. Melissa George, ‘OO, D.O.

Partnership with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – D.O. Program

Immaculata has entered into a partnership with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to create a pathway for undergraduate students to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) program.

Students from Immaculata’s science-related undergraduate programs can apply for the 4+4 D.O. program where they continue their education at PCOM immediately after successful completion of their undergraduate degree. Students must complete all required coursework, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and earn a minimum score of a 504 composite and last least a 126 on each section of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and follow admissions procedures for PCOM.

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