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.