This minor is only open to students who are NOT majoring in chemistry, biology, or medical lab science. Students in those majors should consult the pre-medical concentrations for those majors.

The goal of the pre-medical minor curriculum offered by the Natural Sciences Division is to prepare undergraduate students for professional program in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, ophthalmology, veterinary medicine and other careers in the health-sciences. Students who want to pursue a career in a medicine must specially prepare themselves for admission to a graduate program in their area of interest. To pursue this goal they do not need to pursue a science oriented degree. However they must develop a strong background in science and math. The purpose of this minor is to provide the minimum background that a non-science major must have to complete a successful application to medical, pharmacy, veterinary, and dental school as well as professional programs in other health sciences.


Personal advising appointments are strongly recommended for Pre-Health students. Larger universities provide a wealth of information online, but it is beneficial to receive more personalized advice geared toward Pre-Health students at a smaller institution like UIS.

Advising Resources

Because admission to medical school is very competitive, please remember that this website cannot guarantee a student’s acceptance into a specific professional school. It is up to the individual and his/her own degree of preparation that will determine the outcome. You should be pro-active about talking to a pre-health science advisor about your career plans.