University of Jamestown offers pre-professional preparation for a number of health-related fields including medicine.


Most American medical colleges select for admission only those applicants with a four-year college degree and prefer students with a well-rounded liberal arts education. University of Jamestown students historically have received excellent preparation for successful performance on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The key to this success is the availability of our instructors to help students. Students’ scholastic achievements and their successful attainment of career goals are of utmost importance to our faculty.

The majority of University of Jamestown pre-med students choose to major in either biology, biochemistry, or chemistry. A major in a different area may be satisfactory as long as the necessary pre-requisites are chosen in consultation with one's adcademic advisor. It should be noted that the first two years of medical school consist of intensive coursework in biology and chemistry.

Pre-Medicine Factsheet

Program Strengths

As a pre-medicine student at University of Jamestown, you will benefit from:

  • faculty whose main focus is teaching
  • small class sizes assuring personal attention from instructors
  • advisers who are informed about the requirements and opportunities in pre-professional areas
  • a strong emphasis on the liberal arts, which will prepare you for medical school
  • many organizations and activities providing opportunities to develop non-academic skills while pursuing your professional goals


Recent graduate and professional school placement include the following:

  • Dartmouth University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • University of Alberta
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of South Dakota

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, University of California, Davis

Ph.D in Biology: CUNY;
M. Phil. in Biology: CUNY;
M.A in Biology: Queens College;
M.S in Computer Science: Pace University;
B.A in Biology: SUNY - Potsdam
A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology: SUNY - Delhi

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Developmental Biology, University of Wisconsin
BS, Biology, University of North Dakota

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Certifications/Degrees: PhD, Iowa State University

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • University of Jamestown
    Biology Department
    6062 College lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • University of Jamestown
    Chemistry Department
    6001 College Lane
    Jamestown, ND 58405

  • Bruce Jensen, PhD Professor | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5473

  • Carl Steffan, PhD Professor | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5485