Pre-Professional: pre-health, pre-vet, pre-law

Pre-health, Pre-law, Pre-vet        

Students who intend to go to medical, dental, optometry, law, or veterinary school after graduating from NC State can pursue any academic major as an undergraduate. In other words, at NC State (like most universities) does not have a single, pre-health, pre-law, or pre-vet major. You should choose the undergraduate major that you enjoy, can excel in the courses, and offers you the best career alternatives should you decide not to go to medical, dental, or optometry school. However, there are some specific undergraduate courses that you will need to complete in order to be considered for admission to these professional schools.

PRE-HEALTH

HealthPAC - The Health Professions Advising Center: This Website and advising center is available to all N.C. State University students who are pre-med, pre-dent, pre-opt, or who are interested in health professions. Students are strongly encouraged to begin using this service in their freshman year.  Look at the pre-requisite courses that are required for admission to medical, dental, optometry, nursing, and other health-related programs.

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Dentistry:

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PRE-LAW SERVICES                                          

Students who intend to go to law school after graduating from NC State can pursue any academic major as an undergraduate. In other words, at NC State (like most universities) does not have a single, pre-law major.  However, there are some law related courses offered at NC State that you may want to take and some experiences that you will want to pursue while an undergraduate.  Get involved with Pre-Law Services!

NC STATE CONTACTS:

  • Pre-Law Adviser: Dr. Kelly Laraway, Career Development Center, 2100 Pullen Hall, 919-515-2396

 

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PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE                    

NC State (like most universities) does not have a single, pre-vet major.  Some of the "popular" majors for pre-vet students are:  Animal Science, Zoology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Poultry Science.  Of course, any undergraduate major is fine as long as you take the required undergraduate courses that you will need to complete in order to be considered for admission to veterinary school (after completing an undergraduate degree).

 

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