Pre-Health Professions Minor

Ready to Enter the Professional Healthcare Field

The minor in Pre-Health Professions is designed to help you prepare to apply to graduate health programs, such as medical school. It is a structured pathway to help you complete graduate program prerequisites courses, while gaining proficiency in pre-professional competencies that are essential to creating a competitive application. 

Any degree-seeking undergraduate student, regardless of their major, can declare this minor and complete it. The minor can easily be integrated into all majors that our pre-health students often choose.

To declare the minor, you must first meet with our Pre-Health Advisor and then update your curriculum through the Registrar's Office. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.


The Pre-Health Professions minor requires a total of at least 18 credits, including 12 credits of required courses and 6 credits of electives. Students must also select at least 1 elective course (3 credits or more) in the Biomedical Science category and at least one elective course in the Ethics, Culture, and Communication category

Core Courses (12 credits)

Choose one of the following:

Biomedical Science Elective (3 credits)

Choose at least 3 credits from these courses.

Ethics, Culture, and Communication Elective (3 credits)

Choose at least 3 credits from these courses.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of a minor in Pre-Health Professions, you will be able to:

  1. Identify health profession career options and understand the educational and experiential requirements for these desired careers.
  2. Apply knowledge and skills in natural sciences to solve problems related to living systems at the molecular, cellular and organ level.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills in social sciences to solve problems related to psychological and socio-cultural factors that influence health and well-being.
  4. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse groups.