Our pre-professional program is designed for students interested in careers in veterinary medicine, human health care (medicine, dentistry or optometry) or allied health care (physical therapy or occupational therapy). We will also prepare you for further study in a variety of post-baccalaureate programs leading to advanced degrees (M.S. or Ph.D.).
You will choose from a diverse selection of specialized courses to tailor your program based on your area of interest:
- small animal science
- large animal science
- wildlife management
- clinical pathology
- pathology and disease
Human Health Care or Allied Health
- human anatomy
- human physiology
- behavioral sciences
Veterinary medicine offers the traditional options for practice in small animal or large animal medicine as well as careers in lab animal medicine, wildlife conservation and animal welfare. Pre-veterinary studies are designed to offer students the benefit of multiple disciplines, with the ability to major, minor and take cross-departmental courses to hone in on studies specific to their interests.
Students choosing to study medicine, dentistry or optometry are able to work in private practice, serve as advocates for public health, conduct research, teach or travel with international health and relief organizations.
The allied health professions are growing rapidly and becoming high demand. Physical therapists provide an individualized, hands-on approach to patient care and work with physicians and patients to develop a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduce pain and restore function.