Pre-Health Professions


Programs, Recommended Coursework, & Advisement

SUNY Oneonta offers a series of PreHealth Professional Programs to prepare students for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health professions. All students in PreHealth Professional Programs must declare a primary major.

The PreHealth Professional Program includes concentrations in PreMedicine, PreDentistry, PreVeterinary Medicine, PrePhysical Therapy, PreOccupational Therapy, and PrePhysician Assistant. SUNY Oneonta also offers advisement for students planning to apply for admission to optometry, pharmacy, and chiropractic schools. Students are encouraged to consider nationwide and global professional school opportunities.

Students consult with their primary major advisor and a prehealth professions advisor to ensure timely completion of both major and prehealth professions concentration coursework

SUNY Oneonta PreHealth Professions students choose from a variety of majors including Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, among others.

Prerequisite coursework in the prehealth professions concentrations consist of a similar suite of coursework during the first 2-3 years.  Students can generally complete all coursework requirements for any of the healthcare professions with any major at SUNY Oneonta.

Prerequisite courses in the prehealth professions concentrations with suggested year

BIOL 180-181
CHEM 111-112
PSYC 100 or SOCL 100
STAT 101 or MATH 173
COMP 100 & COMM 100
a literature course

BIOL 201 & BIOL 212 or BIOL 205-206
CHEM 221-322
STAT 101 or MATH 173
PSYC 100 or SOCL 100
PSYC 240 or PSYC 274 or PSYC 246
an ethics course

CHEM 331-332 or CHEM 330
PHYS 103-104 or PHYS 203-204
PSYC 240 or PSYC 274 or PSYC 246
BIOL 362
BIOL 201 & BIOL 212 or BIOL 205-206

*each health profession and professional school may have minor deviations from this coursework.  It is each student’s responsibility to confirm with the school in which they intend to apply for the most up to date requirements for a particular school.


SUNY Oneonta has articulation agreements in specific health care fields with the following schools:


Students interested in applying to professional school through SUNY Oneonta’s articulation agreements should contact Ms. Tami LaPilusa, Coordinator of the PreHealth Professions Program SUNY Oneonta.


last update 1 November 2015