Majors and Areas of Study
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.).
What is the Pre-Veterinary Program?
Students at Thiel prepare for veterinary school by following either of the two tracks in biology. Both the traditional track and the conservation biology track provide a strong basis in biology that prepares students for veterinary medicine. Supplementary courses required or recommended by veterinary programs are included as electives in the program. Students typically take organic chemistry, physics, and comparative chordate anatomy in addition to the courses required for the major.
Where do students go after Thiel?
After obtaining their undergraduate degree at Thiel, students are prepared to enter any veterinary medicine program in the country. Recent alumni have attended the University of Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University veterinary schools.