Pre-Health Information for New Students

Are you Pre-Health?

Being a pre-health student means that in addition to your major requirements, you are also completing the pre-requisite coursework and extracurricular work to apply to a professional health program such as medical school or dental school after your time at UP. There is no such thing as a pre-health major or a pre-med major so the good news is you can major in anything you want! Professional health programs admit students from a variety of majors every year with no preference shown to any particular area. Here at UP we have two Pre-Health advisors that can help you determine how to fit in the extra pre-requisite coursework for any professional health program with your major choice. We can also help you to figure out what kinds of extracurricular things you should be doing while you are a student to help you with that professional school application later on.

UP can advise students on the following pre-health requirements:

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Chiropractic Medicine
  • Pre-Optometry

For now, there are a few steps you can take as an incoming student interested in pre-health:

  • Indicate on your Registration & Advising Survey that you are interested in pre-health (there will be a question about this in the survey!)
  • Attend the Pre-Health Information Session held at Orientation
  • Meet with your Program Counselor during the fall semester to discuss pre-health requirements further

For more information please visit the Pre-Health Resources page.