Future Pre-Health Students

We are excited that you are exploring a pre-health degree at Northwest Nazarene University. Below are links to pages we think may interest you as you consider what area of study to pursue. You will find that NNU is able to offer individual attention to our students through small class sizes and extended office hours without sacrificing the opportunities for cutting edge research and very knowledgeable instructors. We hope you will find these pages to be helpful and informative, but please contact us at any time if you have questions about our program, the degrees we offer, or what you can expect as a student in our department.


Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Pre-Pharmacy students are encouraged to prepare by taking at least two high school courses in laboratory science and three years of high school mathematics. In planning a college program, students should follow the requirements and recommendations of the particular professional schools to which applications for admission are planned. All demand a high grade point average and other evidences of superior scholarship.

Students need not major in the sciences, provided they assure themselves, in consultation with the pre-professional advisor, that admission requirements are met. A major in Biology: Pre-Medical or Chemistry: Biochemistry are designed for matriculation into pre-professional programs. As electives the student might consider additional courses in chemistry, biological science, mathematics, psychology, and sociology.


Pre-health degrees are usually offered through these departments:


If you have questions, or need more information, please contact the Pre-medical Advisor.