Suggested Majors for Pre-Health Professionals
For students interested in health professions such as medicine, dentistry or pharmacy, there isn't one "right" major required by professional schools.
Since a degree in science in a popular choice for pre-med, pre-health services, pre-dentistry, etc., ODU's curriculum prepares students for professional school experience and fulfills course requirements for entry into most schools. This coursework also prepares students for the respective admissions tests, including the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
Students wishing to enter medical school with the goal of becoming a physician, osteopath, dentist, optometrist, podiatrist or veterinarian are advised to major in either Biology or Chemistry and minor in the other.
Students planning on a career in pharmacy are best served by majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Biology.
Ohio Dominican’s pre-nursing programs are designed to prepare students for entry into nursing programs at either Mount Carmel College of Nursing or Xavier University College of Nursing.