Pre-health areas are not majors and do not grant baccalaureate degrees. Students can choose any major while also studying any of the 18 pre-health areas. Your major can enhance your career in health care or provide you with career options outside of the field.
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Professional School Admission Readiness
Admission into a professional school is a holistic process. An Explore Center advisor will partner with you to establish a plan comprised of coursework and extracurricular activities needed to be competitive for admission into a health-related professional school. Have a few professional schools in mind? You can engage with a representative right here in the Explore Center.
Health Care Career Experience
Gain insight into the variety and breadth of opportunities in health care through job shadowing, internships, clinical experience and a first-year seminar.
Entrance Exam Readiness
Some professional health schools will require standardized entrance examinations. In the Explore Center, we chart a pathway of courses that will equip you with the knowledge needed for these exams.
General Chemistry I (CHEM 109A/109L)
Serves as an introduction to chemical reactions, the mole concept, properties of the states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure.
Fundamentals of Biology (LIFE 120/120L)
The study of life at the cellular level, investigating cellular structures, chemical processes, cell metabolism, cell division, gene expression and introducing patterns of inheritance.
Intro to Health Professions (CASC 150)
Explore health careers and hear from a variety of health care professionals.
General Genetics (BIOS 206)
Inheritance and regulation of genes in organisms and populations. Fundamentals of genomics and bioinformatics.