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Program Type: Undergraduate

Degree Awarded: Students typically obtain a B.S. in Biological Sciences (cellular/molecular/genetics track) or Biochemistry because these degrees include all the requirements needed for entry into medical school, but any major or track will work as long as entry requirements are met.

Are you passionate about science and medicine and pursuing a medical career after completing your undergraduate work? Get a head start with NKU’s Pre-Medicine program. You’ll learn from and work directly on research with our highly-rated faculty in classes with low student-to-faculty ratios. Your interdisciplinary coursework combined with opportunities like learning in our Cadaver Lab will give you a unique education that you won’t find anywhere else. Combined with the personalized guidance you’ll receive from advisors on classes, MCAT preparation, shadowing and more, you’ll leave NKU with experience you need to succeed and make a difference in the medical field.

Program Contacts

Michael Guy
Associate Professor

Students in the Spotlight

Elisha Okyere

Elisha Okyere

"One thing that I find special about NKU is the smaller class sizes that provide highly individualized learning experience to students. The relatively low student-to-faculty ratio allows ...

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Kailee Kenwright

Kailee Kenwright

"I found the faculty at NKU to be dedicated in assisting pre-med students with their medical school preparation, application, and interviewing processes. The Early Assurance ...

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Alma Onate Munoz

Alma Onate Munoz

"Don’t underestimate the power of NKU and the opportunities it can provide for you. It is a smaller school, but it’s big enough that if you want to do something big, you can ...

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Jennifer (Hand) Castle

Jennifer (Hand) Castle

"I have such a deep-rooted love for NKU. I had such a great relationship with all the professors and fellow students. The small classroom style is one of the things that attracted ...

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Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Supportive Learning Community: With organizations and clubs like our Honors Pre-Med Learning Community (link) and the Health Professions Club (HPC), you’ll find a supportive learning community to help prepare you for medical school.
  • Unique Partnerships with Shadowing Experience: Our unique partnership with UK College of Medicine allows NKU students to get a head start in their medical education with opportunities like our Early Assurance Program and shadowing opportunities with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
  • Numerous Financial Aid Opportunities: NKU students are eligible for numerous merit- and needs-based scholarships, as well as assistance for MCAT application and medical school. Scholarships are also available for students pursuing STEM majors, like the Greaves Scholarship, which covers full in-state tuition and books.
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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.