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Study Pre Medicine / Pre Dental

Major in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre Medicine / Pre Dental

Equip yourself for success in medical school.

Through the pre-professional program at PSU, earn the prerequisites you need to apply to a variety of medical programs, whether you want to be a surgeon, dentist, chiropractor, or other specialized position.

From genetics to general microbiology, complete a broad scope of courses that will help you meet your graduate school requirements.

Dissect Cadavers

Explore the orientation of muscles and their fibers, organs, nerves, and vessels to fully understand how it all works together.

Gain professional experience shadowing ER doctors, family physicians, and veterinarians.

Our students embody innovation, most recently exploring methods to deliver life-saving anti-cancer drugs.

What is a Pre-Professional program?

A pre-professional program prepares students for graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and more. Pitt State instructs the following pre-professional tracks:

  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-chiropractic
  • Pre-physical therapy
  • Pre-physician assistant

Pre-professional programs typically do not lead to certification or licensure in a specific profession. Instead, it serves as a stepping stone to a professional program.

Fast track med school with our Partners Program

Pitt State med students can fast-track their education with the KCU Partners Program, a competitive early admission program for KCU Medical School that allows selected students at PSU to streamline their education. Three years of undergrad education are completed at Pitt State, then four years of graduate school at KCU.

Experiential learning opportunities in Pre-Med

PSU maintains strong relationships with local healthcare providers, many of whom are alumni. Take part in the Premeds with Promise program, which trains students to scribe and document patient visits at a local physician.

Is getting into a professional school difficult?

Competition for entry into health-related professional schools is high. A student must expect to have an outstanding academic record to gain admission to a professional school.

Currently, our students have an 80-85% acceptance rate to graduate/professional programs.

Our Pre-Professional students excel after graduation

Pre-professional program graduates learn skills that apply to many different health and laboratory science careers. We have a proven track record of our alumni being accepted into leading medical schools and programs. Combined with expert advising, the pre-professional programs are a stepping-stone to some of the best graduate schools in the nation:

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • UMSL College of Optometry
  • A.T. Still University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Creighton University
  • Yale
  • Dartmouth

One of the benefits of starting your academic career at Pitt State is the array of pre-professional tracks we offer. Narrow your field of study and stand out to graduate school admissions. Show your dedication in one of our many emphases to make yourself a more marketable graduate.

Additional information
for the School of Science and Mathematics

Catalog – see program guides