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There are many IA students who plan to go to a graduate program in the health professions such as medical school, dental school, or one of the many other health profession programs available. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you are interested in a career in the health professions.
Professional schools have no preference for any particular type of major. While you can be almost any major and be pre-health, there are a few IA majors that include some or all of the required prerequisite courses that you may wish to consider. These majors include, but are not limited to:
Regardless of your major, it’s important to work closely with your academic advisors to develop a plan for the completion of your major, the IA minor, and pre-health prerequisite courses.
Most professional schools including medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, and pharmacy require at a minimum:
Please refer to the Prerequisite chart on the pre-health website for additional requirements for each profession. For additional pre-health forms and handouts please visit the Academic Advising Center. You should also always check the requirements for the individual schools you may be applying to.