Feb 27, 2021  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Students interested in pre-health programs are advised in the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s office.

As careers in health professions continue to be plentiful, applicants to the professional training programs become more numerous and requirements for admission become more stringent. One of the universal requirements is a high grade point average (GPA). Therefore, after completing 24 or more semester hours at K-State, students with a K-State GPA below 2.75 are required to find an alternative to pre-health curriculum. To remain in a pre-health curriculum a student must continue to take the prerequisite coursework appropriate to that curriculum and maintain a 2.75 K-State GPA. To be competitive, at the point of application to professional schools students must have earned a GPA above a 3.0.

Students who have previous academic work at K-State or elsewhere must have a 2.75 or higher GPA to declare a pre-health curriculum. For purposes of declaring a pre-health curriculum, GPAs will be based on all college or university courses attempted.

Academic prerequisites for successful application to health professions schools and programs are different for each profession and vary from program to program within individual professions. Some programs require completion of a bachelor’s degree before matriculation while others require only the completion of specific coursework. Programs that require completion of a bachelor’s degree accept students with a wide variety of degrees. No specific degree is required.

Creating a competitive applicant profile takes time and includes more than academics. Therefore, all students who are considering a health profession should consult with the appropriate health professions advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s office early in their undergraduate career.




For more information go to K-State Pre-health.

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