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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.

Academic Catalog 16-17