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Pre-Professional Health Sciences Program

SIGN-UP NOW: The Pre-health Listserv is one of the primary methods of communication between the Pre-Professional Health Sciences Advisors and TTU pre-health students. It is imperative that students interested in the health sciences subscribe to the listserv to receive email notifications from the Pre-Professional Advisors.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENT AT TTU?
The Pre-Professional Health Sciences Program involves completing the undergraduate pre-requisite course work required to enter a professional school (medical school, dental school, etc.). These courses generally include chemistry, biology, physics, math, English, and social and behavioral sciences like psychology and sociology. Because the majority of professional schools require a bachelor’s degree, most TTU pre-professional students begin the pre-med or pre-pharmacy, etc. curriculum and later declare a major to complete a Bachelor's degree. Health professional graduate schools accept any major, so students are encouraged to explore a major according to his/her interests and strengths. Consult the "Timeline" for a list of steps to take to prepare yourself for application to health professional school.

For information about course requirements, please visit:

Tennessee Tech Course Catalog

TBR General Education Core Requirements

SOAR 2015-2016 Handbook

Pre-professional coursework is evaluated continually to help prepare our students for future careers and required aptitude tests:

  • Medical School - MCAT
  • Dental School - DAT
  • Pharmacy School - PCAT
  • Optometry School - OAT
  • Graduate School - GRE

Free resources to help you prepare for professional school are available at: Student Doctor.net. This website is highly recommended by TTU members of our Chem-Med Club.

Chemical-Medical Sciences Club (Chem-Med Club): The Chem-Med Club puts you in touch with the professionals you need to know if you are interested in a professional career. Medical professionals visit the Chem-Med Club meetings and share the ins and outs of their profession and help you understand what it takes to be successful. They meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in Foster Hall-Room 233.