Biology at Aquinas College

Graduate School

Graduate School

  • Aquinas biology graduates score 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.
  • 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.
  • Nearly one third of Aquinas biology and health science graduates 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 earn a masters degree in similar fields (physician assistant, public health, health administration, etc…) since 2000.
  • Alumni of the biology and health sciences program earn graduate or professional degrees at prestigious universities like Brown, Cornell, Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame and U. C. Berkeley and Harvard.

Early Assurance Opportunities


Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry: A minimum of one Aquinas student can be admitted per year.

For more information see FSU MCO fact sheet

Human Medicine

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine: Up to two qualified Aquinas students per year can be admitted.

For more information see: MSU CHM articulation agreement


Ferris State University College of Pharmacy: Reserves a minimum of 1 position for endorsed Aquinas College pre-pharmacy students to be admitted to FSU-COP through the Program. For more information see: FSU COP fact sheet