What is Pre-Health at Illinois?

Pre-Health is choosing to pursue a health profession and actively taking the steps to be a competitive applicant to meet admission requirements, such as pre-requisite courses and demonstrating your motivation and readiness for the field through experiences.

Pre-Health at Illinois is a professional goal, not a major. Illinois students major in a variety of areas such as Molecular & Cellular Biology, Integrative Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Psychology, Kinesiology, Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, English, Sociology, Social Work, Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies and more!


Pre-Health covers all health professions. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, and more!

See the Explore Health Professions section to review the details of each one in more depth to figure out which one is right for you.