Pre-Professional Programs

A Pre-Health Professional Advisory Committee is available to assist students interested in preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and related fields in the health sciences for which undergraduate training is required prior to admission to other institutions. The Pre-Health Professional Advisory Committee consists of faculty members from the departments of biology, biomolecular sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, and psychology.

Students interested in pre-health professional programs should consult Dr. Peter Osei, program coordinator for the health professions, Department of Biology, NC 339 (860-832-2657), and Dr. Cheryl Watson, chair of the Pre-Health Professional Advisory Committee, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, NC 344 (860-832-2649). Additional information is available at

Students intending to apply to law school should consult with one of the pre-law advisors (see below) early in their academic careers, and no later than the junior year.

Since law schools do not prescribe a particular academic program, students considering a career in law may select any undergraduate major. Information regarding academic planning and requirements for application to law school is available from the pre-law advisor, Robbin Smith, political science, and also from Kathleen Bantley, criminal justice; Katherine Hermes, history; Steven Horowitz, psychology, and Donna Sims, School of Business.