Skip to main content

Pre-Health Professions Program

A healthcare professional trained in a liberal arts environment has an advantage over others with just technical training: the ability to think critically and communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Our curriculum is designed to educate you as a whole person – in mind, body, and spirit. And at JCU, you’ll be learning in the heart of the nation’s top healthcare region, with access to internships, research, and alumni connections needed to guide your career. The professional healthcare preparation minor and certificate program are designed to complement various majors and build career options in healthcare, communication, ethics, management, and compassionate care.

Programs of Study

The Pre-Health Professions program provides students with opportunities to fulfill the goal of becoming a healthcare professional, including advice on course selection and career paths in healthcare. Our courses will prepare you for careers in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, nursing, pharmacy, and other healthcare professions. Our program includes a full-time director and a physician-in-residence who will advise you throughout your time at JCU.



As a pre-health student, you can choose to major in sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) or nearly any area, as long as you demonstrate an aptitude for science and complete the prerequisite coursework set forth by your chosen professional program.

Learn More

John Carroll University and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine have partnered to enable talented students to gain acceptance to both JCU and LECOM.

Learn More

Each year, a limited number of qualified JCU students can gain preferred consideration for admission to CWRU’s Master of Science in Anesthesia program.

Learn More

The MedStart program is offered by the University of Toledo College of Medicine. It allows qualified students to by-pass the MCAT and gain acceptance to the medical college in their junior year.

Learn More

John Carroll University and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have established a new partnership to help talented Ohio high school seniors reserve an assured seat in medical school.

Learn More

John Carroll University’s Pre-Pharmacy Program has a strong record of graduates successfully obtaining PharmD degrees from several different universities.

Learn More



The pre-medical post-baccalaureate program is a full-time, completely personalized program designed to prepare students to fulfill the requirements and gain the necessary skills for admission to medical, dental, veterinary and other professional healthcare schools.<br />

Learn More

Pre-Health Professions News

May 11

JCU Announces 2020 Alumni Award Recipients

June 8

A.J. Cianflocco '72 reflects on his championship career in medicine

May 4

JCU establishes 3+4 partnership with the University of Buffalo Pharmacy School

March 20

Lauren Cianciolo '18 reached her potential in the lab and on the field