Additional Pre-Health Information
- Choosing a major
- Research & Internships
- Talking to professional schools
- Entrance Exams
- Letters of Recommendation
- Staying on track
"Pre-Professional" is an advising category for students preparing to enter a professional school. Pre-Health and Pre-Law areas are not majors and, therefore, cannot grant students baccalaureate degrees.
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Currently-enrolled UNL students must first declare a Pre-Professional interest and fill out our green Pre-Professional Interest form to get access. Students who have a declared interest in a Pre-Health or Pre-Law area have access to specialized Blackboard information featuring updates, announcements, curriculum information, events, and activities.
Students pursuing pre-health areas of study engage in course work and outside of the classroom activities to help them prepare for and apply to professional school in the health field. Pre-health is not a major, but an advising category. Pre-health students are encouraged to pursue a major in any of the Colleges at the University of Nebraska.
Pre-Health includes the areas of Pre-Chiropractic; Pre-Clinical Lab Sciences; Pre-Clinical Perfusion; Pre-Cytotechnology; Pre-Dental Hygiene; Pre-Medicine; Pre-Mortuary Science; Pre-Nursing; Pre-Occupational Therapy; Pre-Optometry; Pre-Pharmacy; Pre-Physical Therapy; Pre-Physician Assistant; Pre-Radiation Science Technology. For information on the Pre-Veterinary program, visit the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Professional advisers in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center work with pre-health students individually to complete the pre-requisite courses required by the professional schools, complete the application process, take the appropriate admissions test, and develop the experiences and activities to be the most competitive applicant possible. Pre-Health students also have the opportunity to participate in specialized services to prepare their application and research schools including workshops, campus visits by professional school representatives, job shadowing experiences, and participating in a 1 credit hour Intro to Health Professions course.