The road to professional school is challenging and requires intentional planning. Most health profession programs require a minimum of two years of prerequisite courses and extracurricular activities, as well as a competitive GPA, entrance exam score and evidence of emotional intelligence, maturity, empathy, and leadership.
Students should meet with a pre-health advisor every semester, after attending a pre-health 101 workshop, to ensure they are building a holistically competitive application.
Pre-health students may pursue any academic major while building a competitive application for professional school. The tracks listed below are intended to be completed alongside an academic major. Pre-health students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and a pre-health advisor each semester.
Below are helpful documents to assist students plan their pre-health journey with their academic advisor and pre-health advisor.
(no gap year)
(with gap year)
Below are a sampling of four year plans for majors commonly selected by pre-health students. However, professional schools do not require or prefer specific majors. Pre-health students may pursue any academic major while building a competitive application for professional school. Regardless of the major selected, students will be encouraged to complete prerequisite coursework and build a holistically competitive application. Time to degree and total credit hours required is dependent on the degree selected, pre-health goals, and individual academic progress. Please see a pre-health advisor to discuss further.
(strong math background)
(weak math background)