Pre-Health Professions

The School of Science and Mathematics offers a wide range of courses designed to meet pre-professional requirements for entrance to professional schools and programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and others. The school also offers courses for dental hygiene and other allied health sciences programs. Students should consult with their academic advisors as to selection of courses for their area of interest. Because entrance requirements into professional schools change from time to time, Howard Payne University cannot guarantee that it can offer every course required for entrance into all professional school programs at all universities. Students should consult course catalogs of universities that they may wish to attend to determine specific courses required for admission.

Pre-professional studies are not majors. To obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard Payne University through the School of Science and Mathematics, students must major in biology, chemistry, chemistry-biochemistry, forensic science, engineering science, or mathematics and complete all general education and general degree requirements, plus all the course requirements for their major. Also, although there is usually some overlap, the students would take the courses required for admission to the professional school as electives.

Although you will have an academic advisor in the department of your major, Dr. Kristen Hutchins coordinates advising for the health professions.

Helpful information for pre-med students:

  • 2014 Resource booklet from the Association of American Medical Colleges
  • The new MCAT exam will begin in Spring 2015–more info
  • HPU Student timeline –Preparing for medical school
  • Application service for Texas medical, dental, and veterinary schools–TMDSAS