Pre-Professional Pathway Options
Given the specialized nature of each Pre-Professional Pathway, students should seek regular counsel with the advisor who has been designated for his or her field of interest. Pre-Professional advisors can help design a plan for highly motivated, students who wish to become eligible for admission to graduate and professional schools.
Pre-Professional Pathways are non-degree career paths 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 listed. 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 along with obtaining the expected non-academic requirements. Applicants to dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or veterinary schools should 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 2012 and August 1st of 2018)