premed1The Pre-Medical Advisory Committee consists of:


Dr. Michael Martin, Chair (Biology)
Office: Lewis Science Center 044
Phone: 450-3231
Dr. Ben Rowley (Biology)
Office: CCCS 312B
Phone: 450-5922
Dr. Kristie Hicks (Biology)
Office: Lewis Science Center 040
Phone: 450-5923
Dr. Tori Dunlap (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Office: Laney Annex 128
Phone: 450-5938
Dr. Melissa Kelly (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Office: Laney Annex 201A
Phone: 450-5960
Dr. Greg Naumiec (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Office: Laney Annex 130
Phone: 852-0692


The Student Learning Outcomes for UCA’s Biology pre-med curriculum will allow you to plan and understand the academic path needed to be a successful applicant to medical school.   In general, it answers the common student question of “WHY” these classes are needed.

UCA’s Pre-Medical program provides students with a Biology Degree that prepares them for acceptance in a large number of medical schools. The degree requires 20-28 hours of elective credits providing students the opportunity for a wide knowledge base in the medical field, or a sharply focused concentration in a specific area of interest.

Most medical schools require students complete a baccalaureate degree; however, some medical schools will accept applicants with a minimum of 90 semester hours of undergraduate college work. Although many medical schools do not require specific courses or a specific major, most students who are successful in advancing into a college of medicine major in biology, chemistry, or general science.

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required of applicants for admission to most colleges of medicine. Admission to medical school largely depends upon scores achieved on this test. Areas covered by the exam are verbal reasoning, biological sciences, and physical sciences. Additional information and / or applications for taking the MCAT can be found at:

Students are encouraged to review The Road to Medical School and How to apply. Dr. Mike Martin in the Department of Biology is available to answer questions you may have about the MCAT or medical school application process.

Students are also encouraged to carefully review the matriculation requirements of the medical schools for which they plan to apply. Additional resources can be found at:


Association of American Medical Colleges –