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Pre-Medical Major (Biology)

Earn a biology degree that will help you prepare for medical school.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Pre-Medical Biology

The Pre-Medical Program at MVNU is designed to enable students to prepare a file that is competitive for entry into medical school. While in the program, students are guided through academic, spiritual character, and life-skill development.

Students are informed of expectations within the program, as well as the expectations of the admissions officers within the medical schools. A semester-by-semester approach provides students with feedback for self-assessment regarding the extent of preparation as they progress.

Seminars, documentation, and one-on-one meetings provide information about the preparation necessary, the application progress, and the 15 competencies: Pre-Professional Competencies (Service Orientation, Social Skills, Cultural Competence, Teamwork, Oral Communication, Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others, Reliability and Dependability, Resilience and Adaptability, Capacity for Improvement), Thinking and Reasoning Competencies (Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning, Scientific Inquiry, Written Communication), and Science Competencies (Living Systems, Human Behavior).

An online resource is available to current students and alumni who are desiring to apply to medical school. This tool is housed within the campus learning management system (Moodle). As a result, students and alumni with Internet access have unrestricted access to the content.


Explore a rich, rigorous curriculum designed to lay a solidal medical framework that gets you into medical school.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.

Service Learning:
  • Belize (Tropical Biology)
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


This program is designed to provide the preparation that is needed to apply to medical schools. Students take courses that are required for entrance, as well as recommended courses. This academic preparation provides part of the necessary components. In addition, students are given instruction and guidance to complete an application profile that is competitive, including extra-curricular activities, volunteerism, clinical exposure, and undergraduate research. Finally, seminars are available for training in professionalism, the application process, interview preparation, and development of essential competencies.


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MVNU alumni have been accepted into medical education programs at the following institutions:

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Indiana University Purdue University College of Medicine
  • Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh College of Medicine
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • West Virginia University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alumni have served as medical missionaries nationally and internationally across the United States, eSwatini, France, North Africa, and Papua New Guinea.

Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

Hands-on learning in our labs

You will work in our laboratories, which round out the learning environment by mimicking the professional settings that students will work in after graduation.

At MVNU, we use all of our resources to help you develop your skills as a scientist and researcher — including our natural resources!

Regardless of which Biology track you follow, our faculty want to see you success and prepare for your calling.

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