Pre-Health

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The University of Georgia does not offer a Pre-Med major, so the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers multiple science-intensive majors for students to earn their bachelor's degree while meeting admissions requirements, including prerequisite courses, and attaining the desired standardized test scores of their preferred medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy, or other allied health sciences school(s).

Just about any of the science-based majors in CAES can accommodate students with an interest in pre-health. Biological Sciences is the most popular major for pre-health students. We strongly encourage students to check with their desired professional school to make sure they take the necessary prerequisite courses for admission while at UGA.

Our pre-health majors prepare students for the following professional programs:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Other allied health sciences, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.

Be sure to let your academic advisor know of your pre-health interests. Your advisor can help you figure out which major will best meet your interests and needs, and they can help prepare you for applying to your preferred professional program(s).

Your advisor will also refer you to the UGA Pre-Health Advising Office for additional support.