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Discover Clemson University's Preprofessional Health Track

The preprofessional health studies program at Clemson is a great starting point for students interested in continuing on to professional health schools such as medical, dental, physicians assistant, as well as a variety of other programs. Although this program exists on the undergraduate application, we do not offer a degree in preprofessional health studies. Therefore, by sophomore year students are encouraged to choose a major. There are a variety of popular majors that easily fulfill the basic entrance requirements, but you can truly choose from any curriculum that fits your goals. Professional schools have no preferences or prejudices relating to major and are more interested in overall academic performance. This is evident in the fact that their entering students represent a broad spectrum of curricula from biological sciences to economics.

The benefit of starting in the preprofessional health studies program is the specialized advising from day one with our chief health professional adviser, who serves as a guide for students toward their ultimate goal. It is critical that our students work closely with an adviser in selecting course work as there are varying admissions requirements for each advanced degree and school. Our chief health professionals adviser is available to help you navigate through the process. Depending on your desired career path, course requirements typically include biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics and mathematics.

While this non-degree track was hosted by our department at one time, it is now hosted by the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, our parent College.

Anyone with questions regarding the path to medical or dental school, the MCAT, or clubs and organizations geared toward your success with these endeavors may now email Joey Thames or schedule an appointment here.