Majors for Pre-Professional Health Sciences
Pre-professional health sciences are careers in health care which require a science education such as:
- Pre-Nurse Practitioner
- Pre-Occupational Therapy
- Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician's Assistant
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Students interested in pursuing a pre-professional health science track should consider the following major degree programs:
Bachelor of Science in Allied Health
This major will prepare you for graduate study in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, nutrition and exercise science. You will develop expertise in human movement and human movement dysfunction. Allied health professionals may have direct or indirect contact with patients and be responsible for preparing and operating equipment, recording and reporting on patient response to treatment, assessing patient needs or analyzing data.
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Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
This major will prepare you for application to medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools, as well as graduate study in the sciences. This major examines life at the molecular level using basic tools from chemistry and biology to dissect how organisms, cells and molecules function. Although a rigorous major, you will have the flexibility to tailor it to your interests, and you will be required to complete a research project.
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Bachelor of Science in Biology
This major will prepare you for application to medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, optometry and nurse practitioner schools, as well as graduate study in the sciences. is major provides you with a solid foundation in biology, as well as the opportunity to take specialized courses in more advanced fields. You will also be encouraged to participate in research projects and internships, and have the opportunity to take field and international travel courses.
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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
This major will prepare you for application to medical, dental and pharmacy schools, as well as graduate study in the sciences. Approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), this major provides you with a broad and rigorous chemistry education to give you the intellectual, experimental and communication skills to become an effective scientific professional. You will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation and have the opportunity to participate in research projects with faculty.
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Equine Pre-Veterinary/Pre-Graduate Studies
This major allows you to meet the requirements for entry to graduate programs and colleges of veterinary medicine, as well as gain valuable hands-on experience working with horses at Otterbein’s Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science.
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This program will prepare you for entry into Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Pre-Law Minor/Legal Studies
The Legal Studies/Pre-Law interdisciplinary minor is housed in the Department of History and Political Science. The minor is intended for students interested in law and the legal system.
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The Department of Business, Accounting & Economics offers all Otterbein undergraduates, regardless of major, prior to their Senior year, the ability to accelerate the completion of their Otterbein MBA after earning your undergraduate degree, through the Otterbein Bachelor's to MBA Program.