Pre-Med, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary
Programs in the natural sciences provide preparation for students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related fields. Although entrance requirements may vary from school to school and from one health-related field to another, there are three general requirements requested by most professional schools which enhance the strength of a student's application:
1. a science-related degree with coursework in biology, chemistry, and mathematics;
2. a strong background in the liberal arts;
3. involvement in relevant and appropriate professional and volunteer activities;
4. a strong score on the professional school entrance examination (such as the Medical College Admissions Test [MCAT]) is important for entry into most professional or graduate schools.