Oklahoma State University

Pre-Health Advising at OSU

Each year, OSU pre-health students consistently earn entry into health professions schools across the country. OSU provides you with the opportunity to develop a competitive undergraduate portfolio through the Pre-Health Program. The Pre-Health Office is available to all OSU students, including those students from all colleges, majors, and with any health profession interest.


About the Program

The Pre-Health Program at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater assists students to become competitive applicants. Through the Pre-Health Advising office, students have access to a wide variety of opportunities that will help them develop a competitive portfolio that is needed to gain admission in today’s highly competitive health programs.


Academic advising is available for students interested in:

  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Imaging and Radiation Services
  • Medicine (osteopathic and allopathic)
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary Medicine


Note: Pre-requisite requirement sheets are available here.


The Pre-Health Advisor
Pre-health advisors provide personal attention to help students plan a sound pre-professional curriculum. In addition to a student’s Departmental/Major advisor, the pre-health advisor assists students in selecting appropriate courses, finding health-related experiences, learning to demonstrate academic and personal strengths, and developing new skills throughout their undergraduate experience at OSU.


The Pre-Health Program helps you

  • Explore the different health professions through the Introduction to Health Professions class offered in the fall semester
  • Understand prerequisites and course sequencing
  • Connect with on-campus health related clubs & organizations
  • Gain information on entrance exams,  preparation strategies and the application process
  • Generate letters of Recommendation through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Develop other components of a competitive application including:
    • personal statements
    • interview skills
    • clinical experience
    • (shadowing and volunteering)


On choosing a major
The advisors of the Pre-Health Program assist students in understanding the difference between a major and a career goal and how to integrate the two into one undergraduate academic plan. Health profession programs do not require you to pick a particular major! The choice of major becomes the framework within which you will take the prerequisites for the health professional program that you are interested in.

Career Goals indicate your future plans and include:

  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-nursing
  • Pre-dental
  • Pre-veterinary


Majors indicate the degree plan you are pursuing at OSU. Some examples include:

  • Athletic Training
  • Microbiology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Nutrition Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology


For further information on specific majors offered by the different colleges at OSU, please contact the appropriate Student Services Office listed below.

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Education
College of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology
College of Human Sciences
Spears School of Business


How to Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor if you are currently enrolled at OSU
Please schedule an appointment online: http://ascalendar.okstate.edu/. Note: the online calendar system is only available to students who are currently enrolled in classes at OSU. Please see below if you are not currently an OSU student.


How to Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor if you are not currently enrolled at osu
You can meet with a pre-health advisor even if you are not currently an OSU student by participating in a  prospective student campus tour. To schedule a tour, please visit the Undergraduate Admissions webpage at http://admissions.okstate.edu/ and follow the link “Campus Tour”.  Be sure to mention that you wish to meet with a pre-health advisor in addition to a Departmental/Major advisor as part of your tour.


Contact information
Pre-Health Advising
Oklahoma State University
213 Life Sciences East
Stillwater, OK 74078
Tel: 405-744-9965
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