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Stetson's Pre-Health program is an excellent way to ensure your entry into many different health professions. This program will give you the opportunity to become a well-rounded and knowledgeable individual who is ready to make a difference. In this pre-professional program, any major is open to you, so long as certain core science courses are a part of your curriculum.

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Health Sciences Biology Biochemistry


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Program Overview

Stetson University will provide you with the required curricula if you are planning for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health fields.

Core courses are in fields such as biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics, and courses in the humanities, social sciences and advanced sciences make for a broad academic background. Our campus is also community service-oriented with opportunities to volunteer in your field of interest that are required for admission to a graduate program.

Following your junior year, the Health Professions Advisory Committee collects recommendations from faculty members, physicians and peers, transcripts, an updated resume and a brief autobiographical sketch from each student and then meets with you in a formal interview session. Using this information, along with personal knowledge of the student, the HPAC compiles a letter that paints a complete picture of you as a person and as a future health care provider.


Stetson's Health Professions Advisory Committee takes an active role in helping Stetson students prepare for a medical or health career. Members of the committee will advise you in course selection, inform you about the many professional schools and health career options available, assist in setting up internships, help you prepare for admissions tests and advise you on application procedures.

Career Significance

There are many career options available within the healthcare industry, including 

  • Acupuncturist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Naturopath
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Public Health
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Veterinarian

Success Stories

Meghan Muccigrosso, BS '11, M.MS, PA-C, Maitland, FL

I knew I wanted to be in medicine from the time I was a little girl, but I didn't know what field I wanted to go into until I came to Stetson. The professors and staff helped direct my passion and knowledge into my long-term career goals of becoming a physician assistant. After five years into my career, I've never been happier! Stetson isn't just a university where you spend four years and never look back; being in a smaller program gave me the support to make the right career decision, the skills to thrive in a rigorous master's program post-graduation and the confidence that I could succeed at whatever I put my mind to accomplish.

Dane Moran, BS '12, Medical Student at The Johns Hopkins University

I wouldn't have traded my undergraduate experience at Stetson for anything! The rich foundation laid through the quality teaching and personal instruction I received put me head and shoulders above many of my peers. My professors at Stetson knew who I was, knew my potential and supported me in my pursuits. I consider my achievements thus far in life as shared victories with all those who have guided me along the way and believed and worked hard to help me reach my goals. A fine balance of solid academics with personal relationships, Stetson is a special place where dreams are both born and come true.

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