Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Pharmacy Advisory Program

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Worcester State University offers an advisory program for students interested in preparing for medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy studies. Students interested in medicine or dentistry may pursue study in any of the academic majors of Worcester State University. It is the obligation of the students to check with the professional school(s) to which they intend to apply for exact requirements. Nearly all medical and dental schools require one year each of the following laboratory courses: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. In addition, many schools require two years of a modern foreign language, one year of English (including composition), and Mathematics through Calculus. Regardless of major, students are advised to select CH-120 and CH-121, General Chemistry I and II, and either BI-140 and BI-141, or PY-221 and PY-222 or PY-241 and PY-242  in their first-year.

Students interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, or osteopathy should consult both the major advisor and the Chair of the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advisory Committee as soon as possible following matriculation. Students are advised to complete their science requirements before the end of their junior year and to take the national pre-professional exam (e.g., MCAT, DAT) during the Spring semester of their junior year. During the junior year, students must arrange an interview with the Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Advisory Committee. Additional information is available at