Pre-Health Professions Program
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 KSU, students with a KSU GPA below 3.0 are required to find an alternative to a 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 3.0 KSU GPA.
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 additional information contact:
Health Professions Advising Office
College of Arts and Sciences
Kansas State University
113 Eisenhower Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1011