Pre-Professional Study

Your path to success starts here.

Drew McDonald, Creighton Pre-Medical Student

Creighton University prepares students for entry into our competitive graduate and professional schools. In fact, more than one-third* of our graduates go directly to graduate or professional schools.

Through the pre-health (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy) and pre-law advising programs offered by the Creighton EDGE, you’ll have the opportunity to explore options and find the path that’s right for you. We use academic coaching, counseling and practical experiences to strengthen your candidacy for graduate or professional school–at no additional cost, unlike many other schools.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to commit right away. EDGE coaches and advisors can help you discern, pursue and reach your goals. Then, when you’re ready to hit the ground running, we’ll help you through the process.

*Within 6 months after graduation, based on data from surveys sent to new graduates by the CU Career Center.

Communities & Seminars

Learning communities provide pre-professional students with opportunities in mentoring, shadowing, networking and special seminars.  

For example, the Pre-Medical Education Seminar is a 3-year, 5-semester program open to any pre-med student. 

A Pre-Law Seminar can strengthen your application to law school through panel discussions, guest speakers and presentations about trends in legal education and the application process.

Learning communities are also in place for students exploring pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dentistry and graduate school.

Pre-Health Advising

As a pre-health student, you’ll receive one-on-one advising to help you navigate the undergraduate curriculum, prepare for entry tests and build an impressive application.

You can prepare for health professional school through a wide range of undergraduate majors, as long as you complete the prerequisites–and we’ll help with that. We can also help you find the path that’s right for you.

Many pre-professional students begin their academic careers in the College of Arts and Sciences. We offer a degree in exercise science and pre-health professions. Or you can pursue a health career through a pre-healthcare track in the Heider College of Business, and a pre-med plan of study in the College of Nursing.

 

Multi-Discipline Approach

With 9 schools and colleges on one walkable campus, Creighton provides unique interdisciplinary opportunities for pre-professional students.

For example, the Heider College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences each offer a “3-3” program that gives you the opportunity to earn both an undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years instead of the normal seven.

Graduate and professional programs offered right here at Creighton include:

Dentistry
Graduate (including MBA)
Law
Medicine
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy 

Pre-Engineering

Did you know your can start your undergraduate engineering degree at Creighton? Creighton offers a unique pre-engineering program through an agreement with the University of Detroit Mercy engineering school.

If you are interested in engineering, you might also want to explore our cutting-edge energy science degree program. In this program, math, science and engineering combine to help you learn a framework for building a sustainable future. It is ideal for preparation for graduate school in engineering as well.