2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Health EDUCATION & ADVISING (Pre-Dental, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, VETERINARY, and Other Health-Related Professions)

The Office of Pre-Health Education & Advising provides academic and career advising for students from all majors who are interested in pursuing health-related careers (medicine, physician assistant, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, and others). Pre-Health Education & Advising guides students in building strong academic and extracurricular preparation for professional school and developing the most competitive pre-health portfolio possible.  Advising begins even before classes start in the freshman year and continues through all undergrad years, and even after graduation. Pre-Health Education & Advising provides support through advising, coordinating clinical, volunteer and research opportunities, and providing numerous workshops and events that enhance:

  • portfolio development (volunteer, clinical and research experiences, and resume building)
  • healthcare education and knowledge (academic courses, workshops, guest speakers and special events and activities)
  • entrance exam preparation (advising for academic content and study skills, study prep and mock exams and interviews)
  • process of applying to professional schools (educating and advising about writing personal statements, building competencies, interviewing and professional skills)  The PreProfessional Committee provides application consultation and committee letters.
  • participation in health-related student organizations (network and learn from DU peers and off-campus professionals)

Refer to the Pre-Health Education & Advising web site on the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics home page for detailed information https://science.du.edu/pre-health-advising.


A student preparing for a career in law does not have to take any prescribed pre-legal courses or claim any particu­lar major. The DU Sturm College of Law and most other leading law schools require students to earn a four-year baccalaureate degree with superior grades.

Business students may be interested in a legal studies minor. Liberal arts students may be interested in a socio-legal studies major or minor.

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