Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Concentrations

Deborah Hendricks, Director, Pre-Health Advising Center

Students interested in professional medical, dental or veterinary careers may choose to apply for the pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-veterinary concentrations. Students choosing this option must also complete the requirements for a major in a specific discipline or in an interdisciplinary baccalaureate program.

Because admission to a professional school is very competitive, students need to maintain high GPAs, both cumulative and in the sciences. The Advisors in the Pre-Health Advising Office will continually monitor a student’s academic performance and make recommendations as to whether this program should be continued.

Advisors in the Pre-Health Advising Office will assist the student in determining the entrance requirements of the professional school being considered, since these requirements vary among schools. In general, these professional schools specify for entrance a core set of science courses that include one year (two semesters) each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and mathematics. Most schools recommend that candidates plan a broad course of study leading to either a B.A. or a B.S. degree in any discipline.

For more information regarding Pre-Health options and advising visit the Pre-Health Advising Center.