Ashland Biology major interns with physicians in Florida

Junior Biology major Justin Dowell plans to attend medical school after graduation from Ashland University to become a surgeon. He spent this summer in Jupiter,… Read more

Ashland professor and alumni take part in outdoor education workshop

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Ashland Biology faculty and students conduct summer research

Ashland University’s Dr. Mason Posner, professor and chairperson of the Department of Biology and Toxicology, recently received a $305,000 research grant from the National Institutes… 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.

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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

Our Alumni

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