Accelerated Pre-Med Programs

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Toledo offers a special program that allows Pre-Med students entering the Bioengineering program directly from high school to complete their B.S. in Bioengineering within four years by following an accelerated curriculum.

To qualify for this program, Pre-Med students must earn a GPA of at least 3.9 during their first semester, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.8 through the end of their second year. Students will automatically be removed from the Accelerated Pre-Med program if they fail to maintain the required cumulative GPA.

Students that have been accepted into the BS/MD program and have earned a GPA of at least 3.9 during their first semester are automatically considered for this program. Other interested Pre-Med students should contact the Assistant Director of Department Student Services during Rocket Launch or during their first semester to be considered for this program.

Although this program provides students an opportunity to graduate one year earlier than their peers, we have observed that students following the Accelerated Pre-Med program face two major disadvantages:

  1. It is more difficult to maintain a high cumulative GPA because the curriculum is compressed into four years
  2. It is more difficult to obtain a high-quality co-op position because these rotations are scheduled during the summer when more college students are competing for employment


Because of these disadvantages, Pre-Med students are not required to follow the accelerated curriculum if they wish to follow the normal five year curriculum. This applies to all Pre-Med students admitted to the BS/MD program. The College of Medicine will honor the guaranteed admission as long as students complete the curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, regardless of whether it takes four or five years complete the BS degree portion of this program.

Last Updated: 6/27/22