Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Veterinary are professional programs, not majors. Students interested in the health professions may major in any field but most choose to concentrate their study in biology or chemistry.
A liberal arts education provides the general background which professional schools expect. Furthermore, a broad understanding of modern science and a variety of courses in the social sciences and humanities are important to students seeking admission to professional schools. Selection is very competitive; successful applicants maintain a high level of academic performance in all work and score well on the appropriate aptitude tests (MCAT, DAT, etc.).
Recent Thiel graduates have moved on to receive dental degrees from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.
A student preparing for professional school in a health profession is responsible for determining the specific requirements for the particular school under consideration.
Suggested First Year Schedule for Pre-Dental Students Majoring in Chemistry