Pre-Med Overview

You can major in either biology or chemistry and be on the Pre-Med track.

Most students on the Pre-Med track at Erskine will either double major in biology and chemistry or major in one subject and minor in the other. Doing this ensures that you get all of your prerequisites for medical school under your belt before taking the MCAT, the medical school entrance exam.

Chemistry major

The chemistry program at Erskine is designed to prepare students for careers in chemistry and chemistry-related disciplines. Chemistry is a very broad area of study that encompasses skills and personalities from the highly analytical and mathematical to the broadly visionary, synthetic, and creative.

That diversity makes studying chemistry in a Christian liberal arts community an ideal choice! Here at Erskine, our chemistry majors are encouraged to build their technical laboratory and scientific skills while developing a substantive understanding of the relationship between the chemist, society, and the church.

Biology major

The Biology Department seeks to help students better grasp the world we live in through furthering their understanding of the biological sciences. A major in biology emphasizes discovery, scientific thinking, and the skills needed for a career or further study.

Erskine’s Department of Biology has a history of successfully placing graduates in professional, medical, and graduate programs ranging from medicine and human genetics to environmental law and toxicology.

Erskine really is a great place to prepare yourself for medical school. The liberal arts education allows our students to be fully equipped to handle everything a doctor needs, from medical knowledge to good writing practices for your communications as a doctor.

If you would like to schedule a Visit Experience for this year, we could let you sit in on a Biology class so you can get an idea of how the science departments functions

Admissions

  1. Apply for admission to Erskine College. There is a $25.00 Application Fee.
  2. For students eligible for US government aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after October 1. Erskine’s Federal School Code is 003432. One parent and the student will also need to apply for an FSA ID to allow you to sign the FAFSA electronically online at fsaid.ed.gov.
  3. Please select the option below that best fits you.
US Freshman

First-time freshman applicants who have not acquired more than 24 credit hours at a college or university.

Application Checklist for first-time Freshmen:

  1. Apply Now
  2. Official high school transcript (completed junior year/showing senior classes)
  3. Official ACT or SAT or CLT* scores

As soon as your application package is complete, we will make an admission decision on a rolling basis. Once admitted, you simply submit an enrollment fee to reserve a place in the incoming class. Enrollment fees are accepted only while space is still available for the class.

*Erskine College is accepting the Classical Learning Test (CLT) as one of our options for the required standardized test score needed for Freshmen admission starting in September of 2017.

US Transfer

High School graduates who have enrolled at a college or university and have (or will have) 24 credit hours accrued upon enrolling at Erskine.

Application Checklist for Transfer Students:

  • Apply Now
  • Official college transcripts from all institutions attended

** The following items are required only if you have below a 2.0 GPA in college or have completed less than 24 hours of college work. **

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • As soon as your application package is complete, we will make an admission decision on a rolling basis.

Once admitted, you simply submit an enrollment fee to reserve a place in the incoming class. Enrollment fees are accepted only while space is still available for the class.

International

Students who are not U.S. Citizens:

  • Must submit the SAT.
  • TOEFL– English proficiency is required when a student’s native language is not English. Recommended TOEFL score: 70 iBT (internet-based test).
  • Submission of transcript (must be translated into a U.S. 4.0 grading scale and should go through IEE (foreigntranscripts.com), WES (wes.org) or ECE (ece.org). If using WES, please use the WES ICAP evaluation. If using ECE, please use the Course by Course evaluation. This will allow us to receive the transcript evaluation and the student’s official transcript. We will need both documents to proceed with admission.
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated September 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
Aug 2020
Duration
4 years
Full-time
Price
34,435 USD
Tuition: Boarding - $34,435; Commuting - $34,435; Totals fees: Boarding - $47,975; Commuting - $36,510
Deadline
Dec 1, 2019
This deadline is to allow enough time for processing of admit decision, return of financial support documents and issuance of I-20. Final date for I-20 being sent out is December 1st 2019 for the January 2020 start date.
July 15, 2020
This deadline is to allow enough time for processing of admit decision, return of financial support documents and issuance of I-20. Final date for I-20 being sent out is July 15th so candidates who can complete steps more quickly will be allowed to apply past the July 1, 2020 date.
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Start Date
Jan 2020
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May 2020
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019
This deadline is to allow enough time for processing of admit decision, return of financial support documents and issuance of I-20. Final date for I-20 being sent out is December 1st 2019 for the January 2020 start date.
Start Date
Aug 2020
End Date
May 2021
Application deadline
July 15, 2020
This deadline is to allow enough time for processing of admit decision, return of financial support documents and issuance of I-20. Final date for I-20 being sent out is July 15th so candidates who can complete steps more quickly will be allowed to apply past the July 1, 2020 date.

Jan 2020

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Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019
This deadline is to allow enough time for processing of admit decision, return of financial support documents and issuance of I-20. Final date for I-20 being sent out is December 1st 2019 for the January 2020 start date.
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May 2020

Aug 2020

Location
Application deadline
July 15, 2020
This deadline is to allow enough time for processing of admit decision, return of financial support documents and issuance of I-20. Final date for I-20 being sent out is July 15th so candidates who can complete steps more quickly will be allowed to apply past the July 1, 2020 date.
End Date
May 2021