Once you have decided to pursue a career in the healthcare field, visit our Healthcare Careers page to find out more information about how to prepare.
The College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Health Programs unit seeks to provide its students with the best possible preparation for a rewarding career in health care. We will help students to understand how to be a competitive applicant for health professional programs by guiding them through the academic and extracurricular expectations, the necessary application components, and the application timeline. The office will help students to identify resources to assist them in exploring various opportunities in the healthcare field. We encourage students to utilize the information provided on this page to assist in the planning process. We also recommend meeting regularly with the Pre-Health Academic Program Coordinator or an advisor to help in developing an individualized path. To find contact information for a major or program-specific advisor please visit our Pre-Health Advising page.
Students who utilize the Pre-Health Programs' services will be able to:
- Understand the academic and extracurricular expectations required for admission to your preferred health professional program and undertake the necessary preparation during your undergraduate career
- Identify the appropriate science and other prerequisite coursework needed for admission to your preferred professional program
- Navigate the professional school application process with confidence
- Be aware of the unique pre-health opportunities available at Kent State University
The College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Health Programs unit also coordinates Kent State University's Early Assurance Program partnerships with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.