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Pre-Health Advising

We provide advising resources to students who are considering careers in health professions, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, etc. Students in declared majors are also advised by faculty of the respective department (assignments are made after certain criteria are fulfilled as set by each department).

Pre-Health Study Plan
  • First year: For students starting with Math 104 or placement to higher level math.

    Fall Semester:

    • Quest I paired with WBIS 188 or Comm 111 (3+3crs.)
    • Math 104 College Algebra (3crs.)
    • Chemistry 105 General Chem I (NS) (5crs.)
    • Explore Course (Interim) (3crs.)

    Total: 17 credits max

    Spring Semester:

    • Quest II concurrent with WBIS 188 or Comm 111(3+3crs.)
    • Chemistry 106 General Chemistry II (NS) (5crs.)
    • Biology 105 Unity (NS) (4crs.)
    • Explore Course (Interim) (3crs.)

    Total: 18 credits max

    For students testing to remedial Math 103.

    Fall Semester:

    • Quest I paired with WBIS 188 or Comm 111 (3+3crs.)
    • Math 103 Intermediate Algebra (3crs.)
    • Biology 105 Unity (NS) (4crs.)
    • Explore Course (Interim) (3crs.)

    Total: 16 credits

    Spring Semester:

    • Quest II concurrent with WBIS 188 or Comm 111 (3+3crs.)
    • Math 104 College Algebra (3crs.)
    • Chemistry 105 General Chem I (NS) (5crs.)
    • Explore Course (Interim) (3crs.)

    Total: 17 credits

     


    Things to Note

    • Required courses vary depending on major and emphasis beyond above suggested plan. See department websites: www.uwosh.edu/biologyhttps://www.uwosh.edu/chemistryhttps://uwosh.edu/con/; www.uwosh.edu/kinesiology; and www.uwosh.edu/psychology for more information.
    • Refer to your Advisement Report or the University Bulletin: https://uwosh.edu/bulletins/undergraduate-17-19/ for specific major and degree requirements.
    • Students interested in post graduate professional school admission are responsible for learning the requirements specific to the school to which they plan to apply. Some of these programs will require Physics work not called for in the major. Admission is competitive. GPA is important.
    • Students are encouraged to become members of the Pre Health Professionals Organization (PHPO) student group.
    • 120 credits are required for graduation.
    • Learn how to work on a team.  This is something professional programs are starting to include in their curriculum, so it would be good to start practicing it now.
    • See your advisor with questions – careful planning is essential!
Healthcare Careers

Specific careers prepared at UW Oshkosh (lack of listing does not indicate absence from campus)

Careers in Healthcare:

ExploreHealthCareers.orgwihealthcareers.org, and http://www.jobhero.com/healthcare-career-guide/ are other resources available to search for information about the healthcare field.

Health Related Major & Minors

UW-Oshkosh comprises four Colleges, all of which have programs related to Healthcare as indicated below. Because most Healthcare professional schools have no preference for any particular undergraduate major, students en route to professional schools are not restricted to any particular undergraduate major.

Majors & Minors

College of Business

College of Education & Human Services

College of Letters & Science

College of Nursing

 

PRE-HEALTH GRADUATE SCHOOL PREPARATION

Prior to Freshman Year:

  • Meet with your UARC advisor during Titan Takeoff to begin planning your academic plan and ultimate goals

Freshman Year:

  • Begin requisite math and science courses
  • Consider health related volunteer opportunities and job shadowing
  • Research several health professional schools to which application may be made and learn about specific requirements for admission to each
  • Begin to gather information about admission requirements for professional schools or programs
  • Take advantage of campus resources
  • Meet with your UARC advisor to continue formulating academic plan

Sophomore Year:

  • If you haven’t done so, declare your chosen major
  • Continue to develop relationships with faculty members and faculty advisor in chosen major
  • Start preparing for standardized exams by reviewing material covered in your introductory science and math courses

Junior Year:

  • Make contact with admissions representatives and request application material from health professional schools to which application will be made
  • Register for pre-professional exams (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc.)
  • Take pre-professional exam
  • Summer: Complete all application materials and submit to schools of choice.

Senior Year:

  • Refine your interviewing skills
  • Interview
  • Graduate!

 

UARC

Student Success Center, Suite 202
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

 

 

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Phone: (920) 424-1268
Email: advising@uwosh.edu
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