Pre-professional is a category for students considering a professional school after graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Unlike graduate school programs, which focus on advanced coursework in one particular field of study, professional school programs are designed to train a student for a specific career and require a state or national licensure exam (the Bar Exam for lawyers, Medical Licensing Exam for doctors, etc.)
- Pre-health for students interested in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine
- Pre-law for students who want to become lawyers
At Ohio State, "pre-health" and "pre-law" are not majors. They are officially-recognized areas of academic interest that enable your academic advisor and your pre-professional advisor to provide you with a wide range of support to realize your goals.