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Pre-Professional Programs including Pre-Osteopathic Medicine

Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Pre-professional health sciences are careers in health care which require a science education such as:

  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Nurse Practitioner
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician's Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Law

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.
/ learn more about Otterbein's Pre-Law minor

Suitable Majors for Pre-Professional Health Sciences

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.
Visit Otterbein's Department of Health & Sport Sciences

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.
Learn more about Otterbein's Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program

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.
Learn more about Otterbein's Biology major

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.
Learn more about Otterbein's Chemistry major

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.
Visit Otterbein's Department of Equine Science

Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
This program will prepare you for entry into Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Learn more about Otterbein's Pre-Osteopathic Medicine program

/Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Dr. Lisa Marr
Assistant Professor, Biology and Earth Sciences
p/ 614.823.1575
e/ emarr@otterbein.edu

/Pre-Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Lisa Marr
Assistant Professor, Biology and Earth Sciences
p/ 614.823.1575
e/ emarr@otterbein.edu

/Pre-Law

Richard Yntema
Department of History & Political Science Chairperson & Professor
p/ 614.823.1884
e/ ryntema@otterbein.edu