Students who are planning to go on to health graduate programs (medicine, dental, pharmacy, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, etc.) should consider declaring a pre-professional health minor. This serves as a way for the student and advisor to ensure that all the courses needed to be competitive for the various professional schools are taken in a systematic way. Declaring a pre-professional minor is also helpful for financial planning with Veterans Affairs and Financial Aid as required professional school pre-requisite coursework may fall outside a student’s major or core coursework.
Students should take 18 hours minimum from any of the two or more disciplines below for their minor. Each student in consultation with their advisor would design their specific Pre-Professional Health Minor with regards to their post baccalaureate plans for graduate school and decide how many and which disciplines they need.