Many NC State University students go on to earn advanced degrees and attend professional school — most often to pursue medical, dental, vet, or law careers. And there's good reason they choose to start at NC State: many majors require the same courses for graduation as professional schools require for admission.
You can include a pre-professional concentration in your academic major without extending the time to graduate. You won't have to figure out the best way to get into professional school — NC State provides advisers to assist students who are applying to professional school.
These resources can help:
Our graduates with interests in the health fields have been particularly successful in gaining admission to medical, dental, veterinary, and optometry schools as well as physical therapy and medical technology programs. The percentage of our students admitted to professional schools is usually at or above the national average.
Some of the degree programs that students pursue at NC State with the intention of going on to professional schools in the health areas include Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics and Zoology. You may obtain a degree in any academic area and be admitted to a professional school as long as you have also taken the required courses.
In addition to the academic advising and guidance provided to students by their advisors, NC State's Health Professions Advising Center is available to all students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Health PAC offers mentoring and guidance with throughout your college career to help ensure that you acquire the components (not just prerequisite courses but also the other clinical, service and social components of your portfolio) that you will need in your healthcare application process.
- Dr. Anita Flick
- Pre-health and Pre-Health Club faculty adviser
- Phone: 919.515.2588
- E-mail: Health_PAC@ncsu.edu
- Office: 2719 Bostian Hall
If you are interested in going to law school after graduating from NC State, you may earn a degree in any academic area.
The Association of American Law Schools recommends that students pursue a broad undergraduate program, developing the ability to analyze and synthesize material, advocate and negotiate for others, and write and speak clearly.
NC State has an adviser for pre-law students and the Pre-Law Student Association, both of which will assist you in planning your curriculum and obtaining information about the law school admission.
- Dr. Kelly Laraway
- Pre-Law Services
- Phone: 919.513.1370
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Office: 300 Clark Hall
NC State University's College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked as the fifth top school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2007. Since admission is competitive, you'll want to start preparing now by reviewing admissions requirements, taking prerequisite courses and completing an externship. Information is available on the CVM Admissions website.
- Dr. Shweta Trivedi
- Pre-vet adviser
- Phone: 919.515.1277
- E-mail: NCSU.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 341 Riddick Hall