Mission and Purpose…
- Provide quality basic science and liberal arts courses that strengthen students in their preparation for a career in an aspect of the health sciences
- Educate students regarding different health science careers
- Provide opportunity for students to gain clinical and practicum experiences within the context of their chosen health science field
- Advise and assist students in the application process to graduate health science schools
- Enhance the development of faith, ethics, and compassionate virtue in the character of students who are preparing for a career in the health sciences
“EMU prepared me wonderfully for my career. I was well served to have had a background in the study of science viewed through the lens of the knowledge of God.”
-Dr. Janelle Aby
clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Stanford University.
- Complete EMUs required science and prerequisite courses with an average GPA of 3.0 or greater.
- Participate in two or more clinical experiences related to a specific health science career or program
- Participate in one or more volunteer experience(s) that involve people but may not be clinical in its orientation
- Understand the prerequisites and entrance requirements for the graduate health science program of choice
- Successfully take entrance examinations and complete the application process
Normally the pre-professional health sciences student will complete the above courses by the end of the junior year of study in order to be fully prepared at that time to take a professional health science school entrance exam (MCAT, DAT, VET or GRE).
Since course requirements for non-biology majors vary, students should check with their major department for specific details.
Because graduate schools value a broad education, a minor in a non-science area of interest is suggested.
Articulation agreements accelerate the application process for highly qualified students who meet the requirements of a specific program. EMU has articulation agreements for pre-professional health majors at EMU with the following schools
- Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
Chair: Jeff Copeland 432-4625