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Biology - Accelerated (B.S.)



The BS in Biology - Accelerated program offers an exciting opportunity to FGCU students who desire a career in medicine or pharmacy or dentistry. Through agreements with the University of South Florida Morsani Medical School and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), FGCU offers students four medical education program options. Students in the MD, DO, and PharmD programs fulfill requirements as set forth by FGCU for their first three years (90 credit hours) of coursework. If progression requirements are maintained, students are eligible for admission to the USF College of Medicine or the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon successful completion of the first year of the USF medical school or the LECOM osteopathic medicine or pharmacy curriculums, 30 credits are awarded by FGCU for completion and conferral of the B.S. in Biology. Students then continue with their medical education at USF or LECOM. In addition we have an early acceptance program agreement with LECOM for Dental School to earn your DMD, Doctor of Dental Medicine. Students earn a BS Biology degree at FGCU and have early acceptance into the LECOM School of Denistry.

Each of these four programs has specific admission requirements and application deadlines. For further information please see and