Biology at Aquinas College

Graduate School

  • For five years running, Aquinas College biology graduates have scored above the 90th percentile on the Major Field Test, a standardized test of biology knowledge administered by more than 300 colleges & universities across the U.S.
  • Up to two qualified Aquinas students per year can be admitted to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine through an Early Assurance Partnership between the two institutions.
  • Aquinas biology and health science graduates enjoy acceptance rates of nearly 100% into physician assistant, physical therapy and dental programs.
  • Aquinas biology and health science graduates have a medical school acceptance rate approximately 20% above the national average.
  • Since 2000, nearly one third of Aquinas biology and health science graduates have gone on to earn doctoral degrees in biology or health-related fields (human medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, etc…).
  • An additional 14% of Aquinas biology and health science graduates have gone on to earn a masters degree in similar fields (physician assistant, public health, health administration, etc…) since 2000.
  • Alumni of the biology and health sciences program have earned graduate or professional degrees at prestigious universities like Brown, Cornell, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame and U. C. Berkeley and Harvard.