2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Health (Pre-Dental, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical therapy, Physician Assistant and Other Health-Related Professions)

The Pre-Health Advising team provides academic and career advising for students from all majors who are interested in applying to human health-related programs (medical, physician assistant, nursing, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, and others).  Pre-Health Advising guides students in building an academic and extracurricular plan in preparation for professional school and building the most competitive pre-health applicant possible.  Advising begins even before classes start in the freshman year and continues through all undergrad years, and even after graduation.  Pre-Health Advising provides support through advising, coordinating clinical 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 (workshops, guest speakers and special events and activities)
  • entrance exam preparation (advising for academic content and study skills, and offering practice exams)
  • 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 clubs and organizations (network with DU peers and learn from off-campus professionals)

Refer to the Pre-Health Advising web site on the Division of Natural Sciences home page for detailed advising 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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