Nobody deserves to see life in a fog. So, lay the groundwork you’ll need to eventually correct vision challenges or diagnose ocular diseases. Now is the time to learn about the patterns and behaviors of eyes and the muscles behind them.
With extensive academic training and real-time networking opportunities, you’ll gain a full grasp of where your interests lie. This early exposure allows you to hit the ground running with your particular passion when you enter professional school. Plus, you may have the opportunity to be nominated for prestigious Ward Scholarships and Ward Research Fellowships, or earn one of our Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) scholarships.
And you probably have more platforms than you’d expect to use your skills — governmental agencies, private practices, consulting firms, doctor’s offices and more. With this flexibility, you’re sure to establish a versatile career wherever you may land.
Our office can assist you in determining which courses you need to satisfy professional school requirements. Looking at the website for the professional program you're interested in is also helpful in learning more about the additional courses or requirements of the program.
Course requirements can vary from one health professional program to another. Generally, these are the courses required by most medical and dental schools:
General Biology: Eight semester hours with labs
General Chemistry: Eight semester hours with labs
Organic Chemistry: Four semester hours with labs
Physics: Eight semester hours with lab(s)
Microbiology: Four semester hours
Biochemistry: Three semester hours
General Psychology: Three semester hours
Statistics: Three semester hours
Math: Usually through Calculus I
English: Six semester hours