Biology at Aquinas College

Graduate School

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


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

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

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, U. C. Berkeley and Harvard.