Pre-Professional Medical

  • Program Overview

    Whether you are interested in animals and wish to pursue veterinary medicine or are interested in an in-depth study of the eyes and other parts of the body related to vision through the field of optometry, now is the time to consider the benefits of pursuing a career in one of these rapidly growing professional programs. Due to an aging and increasing population, there is a need for an increased number of health professionals to care for an individual’s overall health and well-being. Often students are driven toward a career as a physician due to personal experiences and a lack of knowledge of the role of other healthcare providers. It is important for students to explore healthcare professions and to consider these options as an excellent career choice due to the students’ interests, career and personal goals, job outlook projections, and salary potential upon completion of their terminal degree.

    What do professionals in these careers do? Well, did you know some podiatrists specialize in sports medicine or pediatrics? There are even advanced surgical podiatrists who spend most of their time performing advanced surgical procedures. Podiatrists can be found in the offices of other health practitioners, offices of physicians, federal government and hospitals. Dentists practice most often as general practitioners who manage a wide variety of dental needs, while other dentists function as oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, prosthodontists (replace missing teeth) or endodontists (perform root canal therapy), although additional specialties are also possible. Veterinarians are also rather diverse. As a practicing veterinarian you may be interested in food safety and inspection, research, equine veterinary medicine, or food animal veterinary medicine. There are many opportunities through these professional programs and we encourage students to consider and explore them fully to see if one of them may be a perfect fit for their future career. After choosing a career path, Gannon University is committed to the students’ ability to successfully prepare for admission to the professional phase of their education. 

    Program Options

    • Pre-Chiropractic
    • Pre-Dental
    • Pre-Medical
    • Pre-Optometry
    • Pre-Pharmacy
    • Pre-Podiatry
    • Pre-Veterinary

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.