Pre-Health Professions Pathways
Given the specialized nature of each Pre-Health Pathway, students should seek regular counsel with the advisor who has been designated for his or her field of interest. Pre-Health advisors can help design a plan for highly motivated, students who wish to become eligible for admission to graduate and professional schools.
Pre-Health Pathways are career designations available at Boise State University. These pathways are designed to provide you with guidance when pursuing careers in the areas listed on this site. You will not earn* a degree in any of these areas by completing only the courses suggested. Many of these professions require students to earn a baccalaureate degree before admission to professional school.
Students must work closely with their advisor to successfully and efficiently meet both the academic requirements of a major they select and the professional school requirements. Most professional schools will also have non-academic requirements that students will need to identify with their advisor’s help. Applicants to the following areas: dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or veterinary schools will need to earn a baccalaureate degree before matriculation into professional school.
*(except for Pre-Dental Studies, Pre-Medical Studies, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine if you were attending or have attended Boise State between 2016 and August 1st of 2018)