Academic Catalog

Exploratory and Pre-Professional Curricula

Students are encouraged to consult an academic advisor before choosing any curriculum.

Exploratory Curricula for Undecided Students

First-time students who are unsure of their major may enroll in a thirty-credit exploratory curriculum. There are four exploratory curricula: humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences/mathematics. These curricula are designed to give students the opportunity to take some common required courses that will help them graduate within four years once they choose their major.

Admission to pre-professional curricula implies only that students have selected professional goals. It does not necessarily mean that students will be accepted by the corresponding professional school or college.

A pre-professional curriculum is not a major. Students are encouraged to declare a major together with pursuing a pre-professional curriculum. Some professional programs require a bachelor's degree. Even if a bachelor's degree is not required, admission to a professional program is often very competitive, and pursuing a major provides students with an alternative career path.

Advising for pre-health programs, including pre-medicine and pre-dental, pre-law and pre-social work is available through the University Advising Center. The pre-professional curricula in the college are:

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science



Pre-Medicine and Pre-Osteopathic Medicine

Pre-Mortuary Science


Pre-Occupational Therapy


Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant Studies

Pre-Radiation Therapy Technology

Pre-Radiologic Technology

Pre-Social Work

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