Our Pre-Medical (Pre-med) concentration is designed to give students a competitive advantage for entrance into medical, dental, or veterinary school. You'll work with a team of faculty who will advise and guide you through the application process to professional schools.

It's also a great fit for students who want to continue their education in other health-related advanced degree programs and professional medical careers.

Career Path

This concentration is an ideal starting point for all of these Career Paths (and more) 

  • Medical Doctor (MD,OD)
  • Dentist (DSS)
  • Veterinarian (DVM)
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Nurse Anesthesiologist
  • Nurse (accelerated BS to BSN)

Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) Early Assurance Program (EAP)

One option for students who declare interest in their first year is the Early Assurance Program (EAP), which gives you the opportunity to receive specialized mentoring from a Longwood Biology Pre-Med advisor, and an advisor associated with the EVMS program, then apply early to Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). 

Longwood has four EAPs with (EVMS): 

You will meet regularly with your advisors to make sure you are on track to fulfill all program prerequisites and build a competitive application.

Juniors apply to the EVMS program and, if admitted, enter the EVMS program after graduation.

For more information or questions contact Dr. Ludwar ludwarbc@longwood.edu.

What You'll Study


You will receive a strong foundation in fundamental biology; how cells function, how whole organisms like humans work and are put together, and how life of all types interacts to create the dynamic living world we live in.

The pre-med concentration will focus on the broad biological training necessary to meet all prerequisites for admission to advanced career programs at medical, dental, veterinary, or medical professional schools.


Your courses will help you develop relevant skills and knowledge and your pre-med advisors will provide individualized guidance for your healthcare career path.

In the Pre-Med concentration, you'll study topics like

  • Genetics
  • Human anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience

Complementary Minors

Earning a minor has major advantages! It’s like getting a mini-major, and gives you the competitive edge in the professional arena.

You’ll boost your employment profile; sharpen your skill sets; and exhibit your strong work ethic.

Some academic minors will give you a chance to explore your other interests, and some minors help you specialize your degree.

These minors are compatible with your Biology degree:


The core curriculum, which includes courses in Genetics, Evolution and The Diversity of Life, ensures you will have a broad background in the diverse field of biological sciences.