Achieve your goal of getting into medical school through the Montana Tech pre-med focus area. You’ll work closely with Montana Tech faculty advisors to schedule pre-med courses and other pre-med requirements. Acquire the grades, biomedical research and other hands-on experiences, volunteer activities, and personalized recommendation letters that will make your medical school application stand out.

The pre-med focus area at Montana Tech is designed to give students the science pre-requisites necessary for acceptance into medical school. Students interested in pursuing a career as a physician typically major in Cellular and Molecular Biology in Biology or the Biochemistry option in Chemistry. M.D. or D.O.  degree programs are at the doctoral level and require a B.S. degree to be eligible for admission.

Why Study Pre-Professional Health at Montana Tech?

If your goal is to focus on pre-med requirements so you can get into medical school, the Montana Tech pre-med program is for you. You’ll benefit from relevant and rigorous pre-med courses, first- rate facilities, and one-on-one mentoring by an experienced faculty advisor. Montana Tech has a long history of placing students in professional health programs at top universities, such as Harvard, Creighton, the University of Washington, and Colorado.

Start on Your Path to a Health Care Career

Meet your pre-med requirements at a fraction of the cost with the Montana Tech pre-med program. Coupled with a biology or chemistry major, the Montana Tech pre-med program puts you on a path toward becoming a physician in an office, hospital, government, or academic setting.

Early Acceptance Pathway to Rocky Vista University Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students at Montana Technological University have an early acceptance pathway to medical school through an agreement with the Rocky Vista University Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVU-MCOM) in Billings.

The Early Acceptance Program will allow undergraduate Montana Tech students who have fulfilled the specified requirements to gain acceptance to RVU-MCOM without taking the MCAT. Students must maintain a science and overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be eligible.

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Ideal Location

Montana Tech’s location in Butte, Montana, not only gives you access to internships and jobs in Butte and nearby cities such as Bozeman and Missoula, but also to outdoor adventures. Enjoy your study breaks skiing, hiking, and fishing in beautiful Montana.

Pre-Medicine Internships

As part of the Montana Tech pre-med program you can gain hands-on experience in the real world — and earn college credit — through internships in Montana and across the nation. Your pre-med advisor can assist you in determining the pre-med internships that are ideal for you and your career goals.


Pre-med majors receive personalized attention from world-class Montana Tech faculty in a close-knit and supportive environment. You can work with faculty on special topics or independent study. You’ll also have opportunities to work side-by-side with them on groundbreaking research, from disease transmission and environmental health to the discovery and characterization of mycobacteriophages (viruses that infect mycobacterial hosts). Montana Tech also offers undergraduate research scholarships for students to pursue their own research interests.

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Strong placement rates

Into medical, dental, pharmacy, or other professional schools.

Internships Make a Difference

You’ll earn college credit and gain hands-on experience. 

Stand Out, Have Fun, Get Involved

Many pre-medicine majors are active in the Biology Club, Chemistry Club, and Pre-Professional Health Club.

Is Pre-Med a Major?

The Montana Tech pre-med program is not a major but rather a focused set of pre-med courses that enable you to complete pre- med requirements at a fraction of the cost of pre-med schools. While medical schools accept students from other majors, most students in the Montana Tech pre-med program earn a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry.

What Kinds of Jobs do People with a Medical Degree Get?

Obtaining a medical doctorate often leads to a career as a physician, surgeon, or other medical specialist. Medical doctors also go on to careers in education, research, government, and public health.

$239,200 median annual salary
For physicians and surgeons, 2023



Projected job openings projected each year, through 2031


Projected job growth for physicians and surgeons through 2028

Explore Pre-Medical Health Courses

The Montana Tech pre-med program helps you explore the health care industry and complete pre-med requirements through a range of pre-med courses, such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, the freshman pre-professional health seminar, current topics in health care courses, and internships.

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