NDSU offers pre-professional curricula for students who intend to pursue their undergraduate or graduate education in professional schools. Most Pre-Professional programs are flexible and can be developed around many different majors, including Microbiology. In fact, Microbiology is a great major for students interested in Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Dentistry, and many other health professions
Medicine has many exciting and rewarding career paths, and NDSU Microbiology is the perfect major to get you started on your journey. Students choose NDSU Microbiology as their Pre-Med major because the curriculum provides an ideal preparation for the MCAT, medical school, and a career in medicine.
If you choose Microbiology as your Pre-Med major, you can expect:
- A clear 4-year graduation plan that will prepare you for the MCAT and Medical School.
- A program advisor who will understand your needs as a Pre-Med Microbiology major.
- A Pre-Med advisor who will work alongside your program advisor to guide your preparation for Medical School.
- Opportunities to work with professors on cutting edge biomedical research projects.
- A close-knit community where your professors will become lifelong mentors.
We recently asked our Microbiology alumni why they chose Microbiology as their Pre-Med major and how well the program prepared them for Medical School and a career in medicine. Our alumni invariably chose Microbiology because the curriculum prepared them for success on the MCAT and was highly relevant to Medical School. Some chose Microbiology because they were passionate about infectious disease, which is a major part of our curriculum. Others pointed to the many excellent career options in Microbiology, as alternatives to Medical School.
Dr. Throndal is a 2014 graduate from the Microbiology program. She is currently completing a residency in Emergency Medicine at University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Thorndal was passionate about infectious disease and microbes from an early age. She switched to the Microbiology program after taking a class in microbiology.