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Health Pre-professional Programs - Biological Sciences

The Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Veterinary Support Areas in Biomedical Science are designed to meet or exceed the entrance requirements for medical, dental, physical therapy, and veterinary programs in Texas. Other health profession programs including, but not limited to, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, Optometry, Chiropractic, Podiatry, Radiology Technician, and Dental Hygiene can vary considerably in terms of entrance requirements. Students interested in such programs are encouraged to earn a BS in Biomedical Science by following the General Biomedical Science Support Area. By allowing greater flexibility in elective courses, the General Biomedical Science Support Area can be easily adjusted to meet the entrance requirements of these health profession programs.

It is important to know that health profession programs may change entrance requirements without notice. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to check these requirements and work closely with an advisor to ensure that all requirements are met. If all of the entrance requirements for a professional program have been met, it is sometimes possible for a student to matriculate to the professional program prior to completing a degree at Tarleton. In this case, a student might meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Science degree at Tarleton by (1) fulfilling the "Degree Requirements" as stated in the Tarleton catalog and (2) transferring the necessary hours from an approved professional school to Tarleton for a minimum total of 120 hours.

The links to the left provide information regarding entrance requirements to health professions schools, the application process, and admissions exams. It is a good idea to begin exploring the necessary steps to achieve your health professions goal.

Interested in a career in health care, but not really sure what you want to do? Follow the "Other Health Programs" link to your left.


Biographical Form for Preprofessional Evaluation

This form is to be filled out by the pre-health professional student who is applying to professional school. This form should be completed and submitted to faculty who are writing letters of evaluation on your behalf. Please submit this to your faculty evaluator at least 6 weeks prior to your deadline for getting application materials submitted to the school or application service. Once you have completed this form, deliver a hard copy to your evaluator. DO NOT send electronically as the completed form will contain personal information about you.

Pre-health advisors for Biological Sciences majors:

  • Pre-medical or pre-dentistry: Dr. Max Sanderford
  • Pre-physician's assistant: Dr. Max Sanderford
  • Pre-physical therapy: Dr. Phil Sudman
  • Pre-pharmacy: Dr. John Calahan
  • Pre-veterinary: Dr. Max Sanderford