Pre-Law/ Pre-Med Studies
Most liberal arts majors are considered preparation for law school. A pre-law advisory committee assists students in planning and applying to law school.
The admissions requirements for medical, dental, veterinary and optometry schools are standardized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The minimum requirements for entrance to most such health professions include:
- Two semesters each of biology, physics and English
- Four semesters of chemistry
- Research experience in science strongly recommended
Although it is possible to prepare for admission to these schools by majoring in any discipline, the required courses are most readily obtained by majoring in a science such as biology or chemistry. Since all professional schools do differ, it is important for students to obtain admissions material from schools in which they are interested and familiarize themselves with the specifics of each institution.
Students planning a career in the health professions should contact the Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee at the earliest possible date to plan their program and obtain information about application procedures. When the student is at the point of applying for acceptance to a professional school the Committee stands ready to examine the applicant's credentials and prepare a letter for the admissions commitee.