While there is no specific "pre-med" major at DeSales University, we have a strong history of helping students reach their full potential and gain acceptance to medical, veterinary, and dental programs.

If you plan to attend medical school, while you pursue your undergraduate academic interests at DeSales, you'll take prerequisite courses to prepare you for the medical college admission test (MCAT) in addition to your general college requirements for graduation. If started during your freshman year, you can typically complete these by the beginning of your junior year (and take your MCAT during that year).

The traditional "pre-med," courses are as follows:

  • General Biology (2 semesters)
  • General Chemistry (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry (2 semesters)
  • Physics (2 semesters)
  • Calculus I and II (some schools like statistics as well) 

In this Pre-Professional program, you can continue your education toward a career as a:

  • Medical Doctor

  • Veterinarian

  • Dentist

  • Pharmacist

  • Optometrist

  • Podiatrist

  • University Researcher and/or Educator

Our grads have continued their education in a wide variety of settings, including:
  • Harvard Medical School

  • Lehigh University

  • Temple University

  • The University of Michigan

  • Jefferson University School of Medicine

  • The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine at Hershey

  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Temple University Medical School

  • The University of Notre Dame

  • The University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School


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