The Pre-Professional Health Studies program prepares students for some of the most popular careers in health care. Advisers will guide students through course registration, internships and letters of recommendation.
Students are encouraged to take a balanced combination of natural science, language, social science, humanities, and general liberal arts (15-18 credits per semester). The suggested selection of courses for the beginning student is made on the basis of high school aptitude and achievement and previous humanities and science courses.
Pre-health professions students are encouraged to acquire a strong background in the humanities and social sciences, selecting courses in which the development of communication skills and verbal reasoning are encouraged, as these skills are stressed in the admission selection process by professional schools. Students are also encouraged to complete an internship and/or shadow practitioners to gain firsthand experience in a health care setting.
Pre-Health students’ application to professional school is completed one year in advance of the expected date of matriculation. Within the first three years, the student must complete the following required courses in basic sciences that satisfy the majority of medical and other professional schools.
Students completing the minimum pre-health curriculum are better prepared to take the appropriate admission test as part of the application process for professional school.