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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Pre-professional Studies, B.A.

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The College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences offers students pre-professional curricula for professional areas requiring a background in science or technology as well as in liberal arts. The associate dean and the college’s Premedical Advisory Committee advise students preparing to enter such programs. Advisement in the other pre-professional areas is available through the associate dean’s office in Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences (ETAS) 125.

The science departments in CALS offer pre-professional curricula for students interested in professional areas requiring a background in science and/or technology as well as in the liberal arts. The premedical and pre-health advisors and the college’s Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee assist students preparing to apply for entrance into such programs. Applications must be submitted approximately one year before the student enters a professional school. Thus, students should obtain information and advice about their intended programs of study as early as possible.

Prospective students should be aware of the Arkansas Health Education Grant Program (ARHEG) at scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships/detail/arkansas-health-education-grant-arheg1. The ARHEG provides assistance to students seeking professional training in dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and chiropractic medicine to allow them to attend out-of-state institutions. Students are encouraged to visit with ARHEG to determine if they meet the eligibility requirements and inquire about the availability of funding for that particular year.

Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet, Pre-Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, Optometry, and Occupational and Physical Therapy

Students are required to meet with the Pre-Professional Advisor (Dr. Johanna Miller Lewis, FA 210D) early in their academic career, as there are specific core courses they must take. Students must meet with Dr. Lewis at least a month before they apply to any of these professional schools. Different schools have different requirements but they all require a combination of chemistry, physics, and biology courses that need to begin with the core in order to graduate in four years. Consequently, students should seek advising for Pre-Professional schools in their Freshman or Sophomore years.

Undergraduate Degrees in the Health Professions

Students who wish to complete an undergraduate degree in a health profession at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences need to see the Pre-Admit Science Advisor in CALS, Ms. Alisha Harris. UAMS offerings include, but are not limited to: Cytotechnology, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Sciences, Health Information Management, Medical Technology, Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Opthalmic Technologies, Respiratory Care, and Surgical Technology.

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