Biology at Mississippi College offers a unique curriculum that ranges from a course in human dissection in our state of the art Human Gross Anatomy Cadaver Lab to research courses in cancer, virology, ecology and others.
Many courses in the MC pre-med curriculum are taught at the medical school level. These advanced level courses are excellent preparation for medical school, typically resulting in better grades in medical school and higher board scores. Courses taught at the medical school level include human gross anatomy, medical physiology, human neuroanatomy, histology, pharmacology, and human embryology.
Because courses are taught at the medical school level, MC is able to offer the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) subject board exams, also known as "shelf" exams, to the undergraduate and graduate students. These exams are commonly given to medical school students at the end of each course taken in medical school. Mississippi College is the only university in the country where undergraduates can take these exams.
The 20,000-square-foot medical science facility includes a 4,800-square-foot gross anatomy laboratory, two large classrooms, a histology laboratory, and 2,700 square feet of office and research space.