2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Pre-Professional Programs

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

The Pre-Professional/Allied Health Advising provides academic and career advising for students from all majors who are interested in applying to health-related programs (medical, physician assistant, nursing, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, and others).  PreProfessional Advising guides students in building an academic and extracurricular plan in preparation for professional school and building the most competitive pre-health applicant possible.  Pre-health advising begins even before classes start in the freshman year and continues through all undergrad years, and even after graduation.  PPAH advising provides support through advising and numerous pre-health 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 pre-professional 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-Professional/Allied Health Advising Center web site on the Division of Natural Sciences home page for detailed advising information www.du.edu/nsm.


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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