PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS


Career opportunities in the health care field are more diverse than ever before.  Whether you are interested in becoming a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician's assistant, optometrist, podiatrist or physical therapist, the Pre-Health Professions Program will provide you with the necessary skills to pursue your career goals.

The Pre-Health Professions Program is designed to fulfill the requirements of a major course of study while preparing students 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
  • 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:
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Animal Physiology or Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Two years of chemistry
  • One year of mathematics, including statistics or calculus

 

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