Ashland Science students present their research at annual symposium

Our College of Arts and Sciences recently held its 8th Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium. This annual celebration of our students' faculty-mentored independent… Read more

Lecture commemorates 50th anniversary of Science as a Cultural Force

Prof. William Vaughan introducing Dr. Allan Brandt of Harvard University A lecture presented by Dr. Allan M. Brandt, Kass Professor of the History of Medicine… Read more

Posner and Weidenhamer Among Mentor Award Recipients

Eight Ashland University faculty and staff members were honored during the University’s Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony. Kelly Murray, a senior Biology major from Ashland,… 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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