Environmental Science major working as Natural Resource Intern at Gorman Nature Center

This summer we are featuring stories from our students involved in science internships. Today we hear from Environmental Science/Biology major Tyler Theaker, our second student… Read more

Ashland Toxicology major interning with the Ohio EPA

Ashland Toxicology major Hayley Nininger conducts independent research with faculty member Dr. Andrew Trimble , presenting this Spring at our annual undergraduate research symposium. This… Read more

Ashland Toxicology major interns at Gorman Nature Center

Over the summer we plan to share stories about our many science students working in science-related internships this summer. First is a report from Danielle… Read more
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Pre-Professional Science

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.

Programs include:

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Medical Technology (in affiliation with the Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron)
  • Pre-Physician Assistant

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.

Learn more about health-related professional schools here.

Why Choose Ashland University? Click to see why Ashland University offers unique pre-professional science programs.

Graduate Success

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
  • Wright State University