Pre-Health Professional Programs

Students working with anatomical model.Our Pre-Health Professions Program is designed to fulfill the requirements of a major course of study while preparing the student for entrance into a variety of colleges of health-related professions and colleges of basic medical sciences. Guidance is given to students interested in applying to schools of optometry, podiatry, osteopathy, medical technology, physical therapy (and allied health fields), health administration, and graduate programs in medical and veterinary colleges, pharmacology, and in public health.

Courses required for admission vary with each discipline; therefore, the student's course of study should be constructed in consultation with the Pre-Medicine/Pre-Health Advisor. Generally, recommended courses include the following:

  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Vertebrate biology or human anatomy and physiology
  • Two years of chemistry
  • One year of mathematics, including statistics or calculus