B.S. in Pre-Health Sciences
The pre-health sciences major provides students with a broad, interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences. It prepares students for entry into medical and dental careers, as well as a variety of allied health fields: nursing, physician's assistantships, physical therapy, nutrition, medical technology and more.
The B.S. degree is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone
Many health-care career options require or strongly recommend a significant amount of health-care experience prior to graduation. BIOL-150 helps students cultivate their medical and allied health profession aspirations. This course will provide insight into the different careers and explore options for gaining the necessary experience.
This major offers many unique opportunities for work within natural sciences. It can be tailored for students interested in attending medical or dental school, offering relevant biology, chemistry, math and physics courses necessary for adequate preparation for entrance exams (the Medical College Admission Test, for example).
Why the Central Valley?
A fast-growing and culturally diverse city, Fresno serves as the business, financial, cultural and entertainment center of California's Central Valley. Because of our central location, students have easy access to the best of the rest of California including three national parks and the central coast.
Students interested in the pre-health sciences major should contact the program director as early as possible in their academic career since relevant biology, chemistry, math and physics courses are necessary for adequate preparation for entrance exams such as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). This is also true for students interested in medical or dental school opportunities who may choose to major in a different discipline. A different course sequence may be required for students interested in allied health professions.