As a pre-professional sciences student at Ashland University, you’re taken on a journey, one that starts your freshman year. We'll take you out of the classroom and into the field. We’ll expose you to academics unlike any other. We'll prepare you to be among the 90 percent of our students that are accepted into professional health programs after graduation. We’ll connect you with accomplished faculty who don’t just teach science – they live it. They conduct research. They make discoveries. And they take you with them each step of the way.
You will have opportunities to present, connect and network with other students, faculty, alumni and professionals in your chosen field. You will gain invaluable hands-on experiences, which for two Ashland University students in the past two years included admission into the prestigious Chester Scholars summer program at Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. You will be surrounded by professors and mentors invested in your future who will help you prepare for advanced degrees and/or exciting careers, because we know your journey won’t end here. We know Ashland is just the beginning.
Pre-Medical Technology (in affiliation with the Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron)
Recommended majors for pre-professional programs include Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Toxicology. These majors will give you the flexibility to apply to professional programs, graduate programs, or to gain employment immediately following graduation.
Since 2004, 90 percent of our students who have applied to professional health programs like medical school have been accepted.
Class sizes are small, and laboratory sections are all taught by professors who hold advanced degrees in their area of study. Two of our science faculty members are recent recipients of the university’s Taylor Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, and all of our faculty members are committed to providing an opportunity for you to succeed.
We are one of just a few sciences programs in the country to offer an undergraduate major in toxicology, as well as courses in pharmacology and embryology.
Coursework stresses critical thinking and problem solving skills, which are essential for admission to and success in medical school and other professional programs.
Our Human Anatomy and Physiology classes allow our students the unique opportunity to be involved in student-based cadaver work in our human cadaver lab, which is uncommon in colleges and universities of similar size.
Opportunities to conduct one-on-one research with faculty on topics such as the mechanisms of cataract formation, the effects of environmental toxins on organisms, and synthesis of new polymer materials with possible biomedical applications start early in your studies at Ashland. They will further develop your critical thinking and communication skills, and set you apart when applying to professional schools. Faculty/student research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
You will work in newly renovated laboratories with cutting edge instrumentation.
Our students regularly present the results of their research at regional and national conferences and co-author scientific papers with faculty.
Strong advising by science faculty to guide you through the process of preparing for and applying to professional schools.
Outstanding faculty mentor students and take an active interest in their success.
Students have the opportunity to participate in peer advising sessions with other pre-professional science students, and join the student-run Pre-Health Club.
A network of Ashland University alumni who are actively working in the health sciences field or attending graduate school is available to all undergraduates. Students are encouraged to reach out to these alumni for further guidance in their studies.
Students in our programs gain unique experience and develop valuable relationships during internships. Two science students in the past two years have been admitted into the prestigious Chester Scholars summer program at Metro Health hospital in Cleveland.
Our graduates go on to every professional school in the State of Ohio, as well as excellent schools throughout the country, including:
The Ohio State University
Case Western Reserve University
Oregon Health Sciences University
The University of Cincinnati
The University of Toledo
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine