Program Goals

Bachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies
  • To provide a degree program for students seeking undergraduate preparation for a professional practice degree in allopathic medicine, chiropractic, dentistry occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, podiatric medicine, speech-language pathology, or veterinary medicine
  • To provide a degree program that will prepare students for graduate education in nutrition, public health, health administration, or other health-oriented fields
  • To offer opportunities for students to gain admission to professional programs through institutional affiliations that have specific advantages or opportunities such as accelerated progression, preferential or assured admission, or early acceptance
  • To promote an interdisciplinary curriculum that balances premedical courses in math and the sciences with courses that study health care and illness from the perspectives of liberal arts disciplines, and that emphasizes development of problem solving and analytical skills across the curriculum
  • To develop opportunities for students to pursue a minor concentration that fosters focused and advanced level learning in a specific discipline or area of study
  • To provide consistent communication, effective advising, and pre-professional mentoring between program faculty/administrators and students
  • To encourage student involvement with community service, clinical experience, and research as well as self-reflection regarding career goals
  • To promote civic engagement, intellectual curiosity and dedication to life-long learning evidenced by an independent research project completed in a senior/capstone seminar