Pre-Med & Pre-Health

Pre-Professional Advising at Denison

Denison University, like many other colleges, does not offer a single pre-med or pre-health professions major, as there are many possible paths to embarking on careers in these areas. For many students, majors in Biology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; or Health, Exercise, and Sport Studies provide the background needed for medical, dental, veterinary, optometry and other professional schools.

Other students pursue alternative majors being careful to complete the prerequisite science courses required by the professional schools they would like to attend. However, requirements for such schools differ greatly, and for this reason the University offers students access to faculty members who assist students to prepare for success in these fields. Additionally, the University’s The Knowlton Center for Career Exploration staff provides individual career advising so that students have the necessary support and resources as they plan their pre-med and pre-health occupation paths.

Schools of the health professions are seeking students who have solid undergraduate backgrounds in the sciences as well as the communication skills and well-rounded experiences in the humanities and social sciences that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education. This is why Denison University graduates have been so successful in establishing careers as physicians, dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, physician assistants, and other medical professionals. Our graduates have attended medical school in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and many other schools throughout the nation.

Alumni share their experience working in the field.

Pre-Med/Pre Health Guides

The information that follows provides guidance to some of the questions and issues many undergraduates have when seeking careers in the health professions.

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Knowlton Center for Career Exploration
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023

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