Pre-professional health science students (IS-HLTH) take rigorous science and math courses from across the curriculum to prepare for admission to graduate and professional programs. Most post-baccalaureate programs in medicine and health science require or recommend a basic sequence of pre-requisite courses—all of them available at SDSM&T. Add wisely chosen elective courses, meaningful volunteer and leadership experiences, the observation of professionals in action, and strong scores on the required admissions tests, and you're on your way to a career in the health sciences.
Our BSIS curriculum, with its strong foundation in the sciences, will prepare students in this specialization for a variety of graduate and professional programs, including the following. Click on the links below for requirements, worksheets and additional information.
Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements.