Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs

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If you’re thinking about medical school or a career in dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and others—you’ve come to the right place. UNH Manchester offers hands-on, research-driven degree programs in Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Neuropsychology, each of which can be tailored to meet your interests and requirements for med school or graduate programs.

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Health-Related Degree Programs


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Biological Sciences, B.A.


Our largest and most popular program, Biological Sciences explores all areas of biology, from human organisms to ecology. With guidance from your academic advisor, this major can fulfill requirements for:

 

Pre-dental
 
Pre-medical
 
Pre-optometry
 
Pre-pharmacy
 
Pre-veterinary
 
Pre-physician Assistant
biotechnology students in lab

Biotechnology, B.S.


In our Biotechnology program, you’ll learn about the modern-day technological applications of living systems and organisms through topics like biochemistry and genetics. With guidance from your academic advisor, this major can fulfill requirements for:
 

Pre-dental
 
Pre-medical
 
Pre-optometry
 
Pre-pharmacy
 
Pre-veterinary
 
Pre-physician Assistant
neuropsychology students in lab

Neuropsychology, B.S.


A fusion of biology and psychology, our Neuropsychology major is centered on the human brain and behavior, exploring concepts from memory to dementia to movement disorders. With guidance from your academic advisor, the Neuropsychology program can fulfill requirements for:

Clinical psychology
 
 clinical neuropsychology
 
Mental health counseling
 
Pre-medical
 
Pre-occupational therapy
 
Pre-Physician Assistant

 

Learn By Doing


We believe that what you learn in class should apply to the real world. That’s why our pre-health majors are driven by hands-on training in the classroom and in the field. We offer laboratory spaces that allow students to put theory into action as well as applied learning experiences with local hospitals and organizations.

  • biotech students doing research in the biotechnology innovation center

    Biotechnology Innovation Center

    We’ve transformed our sixth floor into the Biotechnology Innovation Center, a facility for teaching and research in the areas of biotechnology and cellular biology. Students get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art cell-culture teaching laboratory, upstream and downstream processing suites, pilot production laboratory and more—and opportunities for on-site internships and research with start-up biotech firms.

    Biotechnology, B.S.

    Biotechnology: Industrial and Biomedical Sciences, M.S.

  • Biology Labs

    Biology Labs

    Our biology program offers seven state-of-the-art laboratories: general biology, advanced biology, microbiology, general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as the cell culture research lab and microbiology research lab.

    Biological Sciences, B.A.

  • Neuropsychology Lab

    Neuropsychology Lab

    In the neuropsychology lab, you’ll delve into the long-term effects of brain injuries and neurological diseases, perform brain dissections to study the physiology of pathological states and use clinical neuropsychology tools to evaluate IQ, learning and memory.

    Neuropsychology, B.S.

  • student stands outside Elliot Hospital where she works as an LNA

    Industry Experiences

    We’ve partnered with local organizations to give you the applied experience that employers and medical schools look for. Students regularly intern and/or job shadow at Elliot Hospital, Manchester Water Works, Concord Hospital, New Hampshire Audubon Society and more.

  • A career in research is the next stop for graduating senior Hugh Meadows
    Hugh Meadows graduated from Milford High School in 2010 and took three years off from school before figuring out what he wanted to do with his life.  Considering a career in nursing, Meadows decided to get his Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) certification and began working in geriatric care. Going...
    A career in research is the next stop for graduating senior Hugh Meadows
    Hugh Meadows graduated from Milford High School in 2010 and took three years off from school before figuring out what he wanted to do with his life.  Considering a career in nursing, Meadows decided to get his Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) certification and began working in geriatric care. Going...
  • Biological sciences student finds path to Physician Assistant Studies graduate program
    Evan Boylan '18 always knew he would enlist in the military. He was inspired by his father who served in the Navy and by a desire to see the world and get a sense of perspective. So, after graduating from Nashua High School South in 2011, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Boylan served for four...
    Biological sciences student finds path to Physician Assistant Studies graduate program
    Evan Boylan '18 always knew he would enlist in the military. He was inspired by his father who served in the Navy and by a desire to see the world and get a sense of perspective. So, after graduating from Nashua High School South in 2011, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Boylan served for four...
  • After starting his college career at Keene State College and later transferring and graduating from UNH Manchester, Window is a Microbiologist I with Boston Analytical where he conducts microbiological testing for pharmaceutical...
    After starting his college career at Keene State College and later transferring and graduating from UNH Manchester, Window is a Microbiologist I with Boston Analytical where he conducts microbiological testing for pharmaceutical...
  • Becky Baker had always envisioned a career in a laboratory. Through hands-on lab experience on campus and at local internships, the biotechnology graduate was prepared for her career as a laboratory scientist at Public Health Laboratories.
    Becky Baker had always envisioned a career in a laboratory. Through hands-on lab experience on campus and at local internships, the biotechnology graduate was prepared for her career as a laboratory scientist at Public Health Laboratories.
  • Lizz Maurais ’19 is set to graduate from UNH Manchester this May, a year earlier than she initially expected. But in just three years, the biotechnology major has earned multiple research awards, examined pancreatic cancer cells, researched microbial genomics and spent 10 weeks at a laboratory in...
    Lizz Maurais ’19 is set to graduate from UNH Manchester this May, a year earlier than she initially expected. But in just three years, the biotechnology major has earned multiple research awards, examined pancreatic cancer cells, researched microbial genomics and spent 10 weeks at a laboratory in...

Pre-Health Stories

Millyard Scholar Spotlight

Millyard Scholar Spotlight

Millyard Scholar Spotlight

Fardeen Siddiqui ‘23 on why he chose a degree in biotechnology...

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In Our Own Voices: Jeremy Clague '20

In Our Own Voices: Jeremy Clague '20

In Our Own Voices: Jeremy Clague '20

"In Our Own Voices" is a photo and story gallery celebrating diversity and the voices that make...

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Psyched About Research

Psyched About Research

Psyched About Research

From concussions to childhood anxiety, psychology and neuropsychology students and faculty...

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