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Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Program Information

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.

Students Will…

  • 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

Additional Information…

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

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

Chair: Jeff Copeland 432-4625