Undergraduate Overview

Undergraduate Minor

Email: premed@uis.edu
Office Phone: (217) 206-6589
Office Location: HSB 314

Goals and Objectives

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.