Our pre-health adviser can help write your prescription for success - from recommending courses to assisting you with graduate-school applications. Bucknell's undergraduate research opportunities offer a special advantage in preparing for further study in the health professions. Learn more about how you'll graduate ready for a rewarding career.

Why is the office called "Pre-Health Professions Advising" instead of Pre-Med?

Although medicine is the primary health profession Bucknell students pursue, it is not the only one. Help is available for students who are considering a profession related to the health of humans or animals (Allopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Optometry, Podiatry, Physician's Assistant, Nursing, etc.)

Is there a Pre-Medical Major at Bucknell University?

No, there are no pre-med or pre-vet majors at Bucknell University. Students may major in any field of study they choose and still pursue a health professions career as long as the student also completes the pre-requisite courses required by medical or dentistry colleges. Below is a link to the page that lists all of the academic departments at Bucknell University which then list courses required for majors and minors.

Pre-Health Resources

What "Looks Good" to Med Schools

Pre-Medical Course Requirements

Course Selection

Possible Course Sequences

Jan Plan

Application Process Overview

Guidelines for Recommendations

Pre-Health Advising System

Planning for a Career in the Health Professions

Bucknell Alumni


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