Health Professions Studies Minor

The Health Professions Studies Minor prepares students for entry into a variety of Health Professions programs. Several tracks are offered; thus, students may choose the track that fits most closely with their professional goals.

Minor Core Requirements (12 credits):

This minor requires the following core of courses in addition to the specific courses listed for each track:

Minor Tracks:

Although requirements for school admission are similar for most schools, there are some important differences. Thus, the student should check specific requirements for prospective schools.

Pre-Med Track

The track includes 31-36 credits as follows:

Pre-Dental Track

The track includes 31-36 credits as follows:


Pre-Veterinary Track

The minor includes 27-30 credits as follows:

Pre-Optometry Track

The track includes 37-40 credits as follows:


Pre-Physician Assistant Track

The track includes 25 credits as follows:

Pre-Pharmacy Track

The track includes 35-37 credits as follows:


Pre-Physical Therapy Track

The track consists of 38-40 credits as follows:

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

The track consists of 30-31 credits as follows:


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will complete pre-requisite courses for graduate/professional program of interest.
  • Students will gain research or internship experience in their area of professional interest, further preparing them for a professional program in the field.
  • Students will have a grounding in the biological and physical sciences.