Our office has compiled a set of general requirements for admission to various health professional programs. However, the path to becoming a health professional may vary from one school to the next. Each student is responsible for reviewing each school's specific guidelines and requirements. Because each school's requirements can vary, we strongly suggest you begin your search process early and contact our office for more detailed information.

  • Dental

      If you are pursuing a career in dentistry, you must complete the following courses. You will need to complete all biology and chemistry courses before the end of your junior year to prepare to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT) in the spring of your junior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      CHM-115: Introductory Kinetics and Thermodynamics
      CHM-120: Organic
      CHM-220: BioOrganic Chemistry
      PHY-111: General Physics I
      PHY-112: General Physics II

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Anatomy and Physiology (HSC-210/211, BIO-322/426)
      Biochemistry (CHM-460, BIO-303, or SCI-380)
      Microbiology (BIO-301)
      Business/Economics (Various)
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

  • Nursing

      If you are pursuing a career in nursing, you must complete the following courses. Since the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not subject dependent, you should take this exam by the end of the summer before your senior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      BIO-301: Microbiology
      HSC-210/211: Anatomy and Physiology I and II
            (or BIO-322/426)
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

      Additional School Specific Courses
      General Chemistry I and II (CHM-110 and CHM-115)
      Nutrition (BIO-475 or HSC-315)
      Lifespan Development (EDU-120)
      General Psychology (PSY-111)
      Abnormal Psychology (PSY-311)
      Sociology (SOC-101)

  • Occupational Therapy

      If you are pursuing a career in occupational therapy, you must complete the following courses. Since the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not subject dependent, you should take this exam by the end of the summer before your senior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      HSC-210/211: Anatomy and Physiology I and II
            (or BIO-322/426)

      PHY-111: General Physics I
      PSY-111: General Psychology
      PSY-311: Abnormal Psychology
      EDU-120: Human Growth and Development
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Excercise Physiology (HSC-311)
      Kinesiology (HSC-323)
      Anthropology (ANT-101)
      Public Speaking (COM-101)
      Sociology (SOC-101)

  • Optometry

      If you are pursuing a career in optometry, you must complete the following courses. You will need to complete all biology, chemistry, and physics courses by the end of your junior year to prepare to take the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) in the spring of your junior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      BIO-301: Microbiology
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      CHM-115: Introductory Kinetics and Thermodynamics
      CHM-120: Organic Chemistry
      CHM-460, BIO-303, or SCI-380:  Biochemistry
      PHY-111: General Physics I
      PHY-112: General Physics II

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Anatomy and Physiology (HSC-210/211, BIO-322/426)
      Organic Chemistry II (CHM-220)
      General Psychology (PSY-111)
      Sociology (SOC-101)
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

  • Pharmacy

      If you are pursuing a career in pharmacy, you must complete the following courses. You will need to complete all biology, chemistry, and math courses by the end of your junior year to prepare to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) in the spring of your junior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      CHM-115: Introductory Kinetics and Thermodynamics
      CHM-120: Organic Chemistry
      CHM-220: BioOrganic Chemistry
      HSC-210/211: Anatomy and Physiology I and II
            (or BIO-322/426)

      PHY-111: General Physics I
      PHY-112: General Physics II
      MTH-150: Calculus I (or MTH-140 and MTH-141)
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Biochemistry (CHM 460, BIO-303, or SCI 380)
      Cell Biology (BIO-303)
      Microbiology (BIO-301)
      Economics (ECN-111)
      General Psychology (PSY-111)
      Sociology (SOC-101)
      Public Speaking (COM-101)

  • Physical Therapy

      If you are pursuing a career in physical therapy, you must complete the following courses. Since the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not subject dependent, you should take this exam by the end of the summer before your senior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      CHM-115: Introductory Kinetics and Thermodynamics
      HSC-210/211: Anatomy and Physiology I and II
            (or BIO-322/426)

      PHY-111: General Physics I
      PHY-112: General Physics II

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Excercise Physiology (HSC-311)
      Kinesiology (HSC-323)
      Lifespan Development (EDU-120)
      General Psychology (PSY-111)
      Abnormal Psychology (PSY-311)
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

  • Physician Assistant

      If you are pursuing a career as a physician assistant, you must complete the following courses. Since the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not subject dependent, you should take this exam by the end of the summer before your senior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      BIO-301: Microbiology
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      CHM-115: Introductory Kinetics and Thermodynamics
      CHM-120: Organic Chemistry
      HSC-210/211: Anatomy and Physiology I and II
            (or BIO-322/426)

      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Biochemistry (CHM-460, BIO-303, or SCI-380)
      Lifespan Development (EDU-120)
      General Psychology (PSY-111)
      Abnormal Psychology (PSY-311)
      Sociology (SOC-101)

  • Veterinary

      If you are pursuing a career in the veterinary sciences, you must complete the following courses. Since the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not subject dependent, you should take this exam by the end of the summer before your senior year.

      Standard Courses
      BIO-111: Foundations of Biology
      BIO-221: Genetics
      CHM-110: Foundations of Chemistry
      CHM-115: Introductory Kinetics and Thermodynamics
      CHM-120: Organic
      CHM-220: BioOrganic Chemistry
      PHY-111: General Physics I
      PHY-112: General Physics II

      Additional School Specific Courses
      Animal Nutrition (BIO-475)
      Animal Physiology (BIO-320)
      Biochemistry (CHM-460, BIO-303, or SCI-380)
      Cell Biology (BIO-300)
      Comparative Anatomy (BIO-420)
      Microbiology (BIO-301)
      Business/Economics (Various)
      Public Speaking (COM-101)
      Statistics (MTH-241 or major specific)

If the health career you wish to pursue is not listed, contact our office for more specific guidelines.




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