Prepare for a Degree in the Vast Field of Science
A degree in science can lead you to many exciting careers. It’s up to you to choose your path. Perhaps you want to work in a pharmaceutical lab or process crime scene evidence. Maybe you want to start the journey toward medical or veterinary school. Whatever you choose, St. Andrews University has a degree for you. Our department of Natural and Life Sciences prepares students for the workforce or for professional and graduate programs. You’ll get hands-on experience that will set you apart from other applicants as you graduate and take the next steps toward your dream career. Our programs are also rich with opportunities for study abroad and real-world internships. You’ll truly receive an education like no other at St. Andrews. Schedule a campus visit if you’d like to learn more.
Join us this summer as St. Andrews University hosts a Summer Camp designed for students who are interested in Veterinary Studies! The first session will be held June 20-26 and the second session will be held July 11-17, 2021 at our beautiful lakeside campus in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in High School may apply to participate in this 6-day camp. This camp is designed for students who are considering future undergraduate and graduate courses of study and careers in Veterinary Science and Biology. Students will be living in Campus Residence Halls for the program and will work alongside In-Residence Veterinarian Dr. Laura Kellam. Students will have daily lectures, experience in our 20,000 square foot open science lab, and work hands-on with Equine patients at our 300+ acre university Equestrian Center. Students will dive deep into lecture topics on Equine Dentistry, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Equine Health and Wellness. Students will also have a chance to visit the Asheboro Zoo and local farms as part of the program as well. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a certificate showing over 40 hours of learning from the camp to build their portfolio along with a journal. Housing, meals, trips, and expenses are included in the price of the program.
The cost is $1500 for each student. To participate, students must complete an application, submit transcripts, and have a letter of recommendation.
Our Natural and Life Sciences Degree Programs
Explore the degree programs available in our sciences department and find one to help you succeed in your future career:
Biology: Our biology program gives you a comprehensive education that sets you up for success in graduate programs like medical or veterinary school, or graduate studies in biology.
Equine Science: Get hands-on experience to prepare you for veterinary school by enrolling in our equine science program. You’ll learn in the classroom then experience it first-hand at our 300+ acre equine facility.
Biomedical Sciences: A degree in this area prepares you for entry-level positions in the health science field, as well as covers requirements for professional schools like medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
Forensic Science: Students get real-world experience to teach them the proper techniques to analyze and process trace evidence. They’ll also get a thorough background in other areas like law, courtroom procedures, and more to help support a future career.
Psychology: Beginning with your very first class, you’ll get hands-on experience by getting the opportunity to be involved in research. This will give you a competitive advantage upon graduation as you make your next steps in life.
Chemistry: Dive deep into the study of chemistry and biochemistry, studying scientific literature, and participating in undergraduate research. With your degree, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce or continue your education in graduate programs.
Mathematical Sciences: Develop reasoning and critical thinking skills to help you solve real-world problems. This program immerses students in hands-on learning, allowing them to discover, communicate, and fully understand even the most complex mathematics.
Important Information for Professional and Graduate Programs
Even if you plan to continue your education beyond an undergraduate degree, you have to start somewhere. Our undergraduate programs in science set you up for success in many graduate and professional programs. If you’re planning to continue to one of these programs, you’ve got to have all the information to ensure you’re prepared. We’ve compiled a list of facts and links to get you started on the right path. Read on to learn more.
MCAT – Medical College Admission Test
Required by almost all medical schools, the MCAT tests students for skills in physical sciences, verbal reasoning, biological sciences, critical analysis, and reasoning. Most students will take this exam during the spring semester of their junior year in college, but preparation should begin as early as the summer after your sophomore year. Learn more about the exam by visiting the Association of American Medical Colleges website.
AMCAS – American Medical College Application Service
This application service is a great tool for those students applying to medical school. The AMCAS helps student submit one application that will then be sent to multiple schools. Many medical schools will then send the student supplemental application materials to complete. It’s important to note that not all schools use the AMCAS, like many schools in Texas. They instead use the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). Individual medical schools set application deadlines, so be sure you check each one to ensure you don’t miss any dates.
Additional Helpful Links for Pre-Med and Pre-Professional Students
General Medical Sites:
Specialized Medical Sites:
Preparatory Sites for Placement Exams:
MCAT: Medical College Admission Test
DAT: Dental Admission Test
PCAT: Pharmacy College Admission Test
OAT: Optometry Admission Test