The College of Arts and Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Pre-Health Majors

Admission to most of the professional schools requires a Bachelor’s Degree and credit for certain required courses. The first step on your path to becoming a medical professional is to choose a major. You should choose a major that you would be happy working in should your career goals change, and which contains most of the courses you need for admission to professional school. If you are a beginning student, the majors which most choose are Biology and Chemistry. These majors have options designed for you which meet the requirements for the degree as well as those for admission to the professional school of your choice:

Biology

Chemistry

Can’t decide? You can also choose a Dual Degree in Biology/Chemistry Health Science. See your advisor for more information.

Dual Degree Biology/Chemistry Pre-Health Sciences

Other majors are possible, so if you would like to pursue one of those, you should contact the Pre-Health Advisor.

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree, and need extra required courses, you should contact the Pre-Health Advisor, who will help you to enroll in the courses that you need.


Further Information

For more detailed information about the Pre-Health programs and how to prepare yourself for a career in the medical field, go to the Pre-Health Professions page. (add link new page)