Students seeking programs that lead to health careers should make an academic plan early in their education. We encourage all students to seek advising as soon as possible.
|Plan of Study|
To be eligible for graduate programs in health careers, students need to choose a major. It is important to understand that while CWU offers all of the necessary prerequisite courses for pre-health programs, we do not offer majors or degrees in pre-health. Students must choose a major to complete an undergraduate degree. Students may complete a bachelor's degree in any area; however, most students usually choose a major where some of the prerequisite courses overlap with graduation requirements. Students going into a health career will usually have to complete courses in the following areas:
In addition, students may be encouraged to take courses in Philosophy (esp. Ethics) and the social sciences. Because each graduate program differs in their requirements, students must double-check their prerequisite courses against their top choices of schools.
|How to Declare a Major|
Students make application for a major at the department that administers it. Students should contact their respective departments as soon as possible to learn of any pre-admission requirements and to develop a plan that accounts for proper course sequencing. Once you have declared a major, you will be assigned a faculty advisor within that department. Students should take advantage of the opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable faculty member and seek advising on a regular basis.