College of Arts & Sciences Pre-Professional Programs

Degrees and advisement are available for students who wish to pursue pre-professional programs in the following areas:

  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Mortuary Science
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant

Entry into professional schools of law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic medicine, osteopathy, and other related professions requires a strong undergraduate background.

The Biology for Information Systems major is an excellent pathway to professional programs in medicine and other health fields. That major spans the disciplines of biology and provides a strong foundation in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics, plus supporting courses in Business and Information Systems or in Applied Health Technology. A student successful in this program would have an excellent chance to be accepted in a wide range of professional schools.

The Physical Science major, another excellent choice as a pre-medical program, has a strong biology component and provides students all of the courses required for admission to medical school. It emphasizes Chemistry or Physics supported by strength in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as Biology, plus training in either Business Management or additional Computer Science. The unique nature of the program should make graduates stand out as medical school applicants.

Because it provides an outstanding background in writing, reading, and electronic communication, English for Information Systems provides a strong background for a range of advanced study in fields such as Law, Library Science, Literature, and Technical Communication.

Students who have questions should contact their advisors or the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Last Updated: 2/27/12