Pre-professional Preparation

Pre-professional advising provides information about the groundwork for admission to specific graduate programs or professional schools. Most professional schools do not require a specific major for admission to their program. However, many courses may be required before admittance into the program, so a student must research admissions requirements carefully. Students should work with their academic advisor to choose a combination of major and minor that best prepares them to apply for postbaccalaureate professional schools. Students may also choose to develop an interdisciplinary program of study that prepares them for various professional or graduate programs. For more information about interdisciplinary options contact the Office of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies.

The Academic Advising Center (907-474-6396, provides academic advising for all pre-professional areas. The Biology and Wildlife Department and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provide additional academic advising for the medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary and allied health pre-professional programs. The Justice Department offers academic advising for law pre-professional programs.