The department offers a pre-health professional curriculum for students who plan to apply to programs in medicine, dentistry, medical technology and related fields. This curriculum is not a degree program but includes courses typically required by medical and dental schools. Students are advised to find out the exact requirements from the institutions to which they are planning to apply. Admission to these schools is highly competitive and students may benefit from taking additional courses beyond the minimum curriculum suggested below. Although students may apply to professional health schools with a bachelor’s degree in any field, it may be to the student’s advantage to obtain a degree in the natural sciences. Interested students should consult with their advisors on this and related issues.
Students planning to apply to a medical school should also take two semesters of calculus.
The following curriculum is recommended for students interested in pre-health studies: